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Vintage Majolica Asparagus Plate

Vintage Majolica Asparagus Plate

$68.00

First appearing in 1851 at the Great Exhibition in London, majolica ware is richly colored pottery with designs based on plant and animal motifs. By the time it was exhibited at the 1855 Paris World's Fair, it had taken both Europe and the Americas by storm with the bourgeoisie on both sides of the Atlantic falling in love with these colorful, nature inspired ceramics. The love affair with majolica continues even today and with this gorgeous Vintage Majolica Asparagus Plate it's easy to see why!

Found at market in France the plate's gorgeous, earthy aesthetic and lush details are a delight. During the height of asparagus season, the tender spears take center stage, being served in the middle of the plate, while the wells on either side hold a rich, accompanying sauce for each dinner guest. 

This vividly detailed plate is adorned with pale stalks of asparagus, hints of purple, leafy greens, and glazed in a lovely deep blue-green for a gorgeous presentation, serving every tender asparagus spear in elegant style. 


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In very good vintage condition. Handwashing recommended. 9 1/4" in diameter.

Learn More About Majolica

First appearing in 1851 at the Great Exhibition in London, Majolica refers to the richly colored and imaginative pottery that boomed during the Victorian era. By the time it was exhibited at the 1855 Paris World's Fair, it had taken Europe and the Americas by storm, even gaining the approval of Queen Victoria herself!

While Majolica took on many whimsical and outlandish forms during its time in vogue, most designs were based on plant and animal motifs whose bright colors and textures brought a certain lighthearted charm to the rich but often dark and heavy Victorian decor. The nature-inspired designs were particularly popular among the urban-dwelling middle class, as Majolica was an affordable way to create an impressive decor and bring pastoral beauty into the home.

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