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Victorian Majolica Fan Plate

Victorian Majolica Fan Plate


Majolica has long been a favorite of Victorian-era collectors, prized for its whimsical designs and vivid colors and textures that truly capture the spirit of the age. And it's not hard to see why - majolica is the perfect blend of imaginative artistry and quality craftsmanship. 

This Victorian Majolica Fan Plate is a gorgeous example of one of the most classic motifs of Victorian-era majolica. Coming to us from a lifelong private collector, this one-of-a-kind piece has a stunningly rich color palette of turquoise and deep blue alongside exquisitely detailed prunus blossoms in blush pink. With its Asian-inspired design incorporating the beautiful shape and symmetry of the classic oriental fan against ornate patterns and textures, we have to say that this is one of our favorite pieces we've ever come across. Rich, luxurious, and romantic - what's not to love? 

Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In good antique condition. Circa 1880s. Measures 7 7/8" 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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