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Vintage Majolica Lettuce Plate

Vintage Majolica Lettuce Plate


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 this gorgeous Antique Majolica Lettuce Leaf Plate it's easy to see why!

Part of a lifelong private collection, this striking example of the delicate glazing and intricate textural detail is sure to impress. Produced in the 19th century, the plate features the freshest green lettuce or cabbage leaf rendered in soft-paste Italian ceramic and is sure to be a beloved addition to your majolica collection.

Strictly limited quantities and subject to prior sale. (At listing, a total of 3 plates were available.) In very good antique condition. 8.5"W x 7.75"L.

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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