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Victorian Majolica Small Oak Leaf Barrel Pitcher

Victorian Majolica Small Oak Leaf Barrel Pitcher


Prized for its whimsical designs and rich colors and textures, the glazed earthenware pottery known as majolica captured the imaginations of Europe and the Americas alike throughout the Victorian era. The love affair with majolica continues even today and with the Victorian Majolica Oak Leaf Barrel Pitcher it's easy to see why! 

This gorgeous pitcher comes to us from a lifelong private collector, and we couldn't help but fall in love with its rustic countryside charm. With its portly barrel shape and soft, romantic details like the flowers adorning the rim and the oak leaves sunnily spreading themselves, it's the perfectly charming addition to your majolica collection.  

Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. Circa 1880s. Sold as is, in fair antique condition with a discreet repaired hairline crack running across the side of the pitcher and handle. Measures 4" tall x 3 5/8" at its widest point.

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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