Majolica is a type of soft earthenware ceramic formed with plaster of paris molds. The first base coat of glaze is lead-based and then brightly colored metal oxide glazes are applied on top. The ceramics then receive another firing. During the second firing, the glazes interact creating the rich colors majolica pieces carry so well. Many majolica artists looked to nature for inspiration. Ocean themes, farm animals, fruits and exotically colored plant motifs all find a home within the decoration of these earthenware’s. The majolica most often collected today was developed by ceramics expert Herbert Minton and chemist Leon Arnoux, debuted at the Great Exhibition in London in 1850’s.
Vintage Majolica Butter Dish & Lid Made in Japan 02.456.136 125.00 Majolica butter dish and cover, decorated with 3 five petal flowers in burgundy, navy and mustard orange with olive green leaves and a beige cream finish with a mustard orange top on the pyramid finial on lid, Base & cover are in a basket...Add to CartDetails
Vintage Majolica Server - 1900 s - 5 Pocket Server. This features a Strawberry Toothpick Holder with a raised hand painted fruit design with leaves, grapes, strawberries & pear in pinks, burgundy, navy & forest green, in each of the pockets. Server is 13"across and stands 3" to the top of the holder...Add to CartDetails
A wonderful vintage 1920's "Made in Japan" 4 pocket Pear Server. Done as Majolica with a raised stemmed pear design. It is 13"in width and stands 4" to the top of the pear finial. Hand painted yellow, green, navy & rust Tulip design in each pocket. There are no chips or cracks, but it does have all over...Add to CartDetails
12 Antique Majolica Vase Relief multi colored scene of man with bible & cross and woman with blue pitcher vase base bridge & river, large brown stone, water wheel and forest. The is a 2 1/2 hair line crack in flute that goes right through. Vibrant colors Hand painted - F-264-IR Cracked "AS IS" 95.00...Add to CartDetails
Vintage Blue & Brown Relief Majolica Biscuit Barrel Made in Japan 1900 s amber & cobalt glaze leaf pattern depicts and artist and his subject Barrel 10 There is a small spider brazing on the lid and crazing from age. TX50-UOO 275.00 Shipping to be determined upon purchase.Add to CartDetails
Vintage Blue & Brown Relief Majolica Pitcher & Mugs Made in Japan 1900 s amber & cobalt glaze wood grain Pitcher & 2 Mugs depicts and artist and his subjects mugs. 8 Vase 4.5 Mugs - There are no chips or cracks,but it does have some crazing from age. TX50-N00 (3 pieces) 395.00 Shipping to be determined...Add to CartDetails