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Victorian Majolica Pierced Leaf Dish

Victorian Majolica Pierced Leaf Dish

$175.00

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 Pierced Leaf Dish is an exquisite example of the vivid detailing and pastoral designs that this style of pottery is best known for. From its charming leaf shape to its finely molded leaf motifs across the surface against emerald green and sky blue, we love the way this plate calls to mind sunny spring afternoons among the lush and freshly blooming trees. You can almost feel the breeze...


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In good antique condition. Circa 1880s. Measures 7 1/2" at its widest point  x 7 5/8" long.

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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