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Victorian Majolica Pastel Flowers and Ferns Plate

Victorian Majolica Pastel Flowers and Ferns Plate

$125.00

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 Pastel Flowers and Ferns Plate, it's easy to see why! 

With its fresh and cheerful color palette, latticed rim, and finely detailed flowers and ferns, this plate immediately transports us to a countryside landscape in full bloom. Coming to us from a lifelong private collector, this beautiful one-of-a-kind sparks our dreamy, romantic side and inspires us to daydream of rustling meadows, a rolling landscape, and the blue sky up above. If you close your eyes, you can almost feel the breeze... 


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In good antique condition. Circa 1880s. Measures 8 5/8" 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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