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Antique Majolica Asparagus Plate

Antique Majolica Asparagus Plate

$125.00

In the Victorian era, the richly glazed and textured earthenware known as majolica flourished among the upper crust and middle class alike. With its whimsical and often pastoral designs alongside extravagant color palettes and fine detailing, majolica was the height of fashion in Victorian homes.

The love affair with majolica continues even today and with this gorgeous Victorian Majolica Asparagus Plate it's easy to see why! Brilliantly glazed and beautifully detailed, the plate is the perfect example of majolica's charms. Spears of white asparagus lay across a textured cabbage leaf, while more spears peek from beneath. The plate is designed with a small well at one end to hold an accompanying sauce.

This wonderful plate captures the delicious season of spring and will be a beloved addition to your majolica collection.


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In good antique condition with a chip to the underside of the rim as shown in the alternate images. H: 8.125" x  W: 8.125" x D: 1".

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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