A two-handled bowl or porringer made in France by the Grande Maison (HB Quimper) circa 1970. The umber trim is unusual, as is the grid and spots motif in the center of the bowl. In very good condition with tiny nicks around the rim but no cracks, chips or stains. The diameter is 4-1/2 inches excluding the handles, the height is 2-1/2 inches.
A cup and saucer with the geometric croseille motif made in France by the Henriot Quimper pottery and dating circa 1925. Both pieces are very well painted and in excellent condition with no damage but a few popped air bubbles. The cup measures 3 inches in diameter across the top and 2-1/8 inches in height. The saucer measures 5-3/4 inches in diameter.
Measuring 9-1/4 inches in diameter a 19th c. majolica plate in an unusual form, perhaps influenced by the aesthetic movement. It was found in Ohio and likely made there by an unknown pottery. The condition is excellent with crazing but no damage, the colors are bright.
An unusual majolica dish made in the 19th century in continental Europe, most likely in France. Like most majolica it has no identifying maker's mark. A very distinctive motif, possibly delphiniums with a leaf represented in the center of the dish. It is in mint condition and measures 6-1/2 by 6 inches.
An 8-1/2 inch diameter plate in the same strawberry majolica motif as the Wedgwood comport (item #1148545). Made in England in 1870 and in perfect condition with no damage whatsoever. The second image shows the plate in indirect light while the first was taken with a flash.
A strawberry motif polychrome majolica comport (dessert stand) made in England by Wedgwood in 1870. The piece measures 8-3/4 inches in diameter and 2 inches in height. It is in perfect condition with no chips, cracks, stains, repairs or crazing.
The 8-1/2 inch red clay plate was made prior to 1942 and has a hand-painted decoration in blue and orange. There are a few nicks around the rim, typical in this soft faience, but no other damage. A nice example of non-figural decoration from the Grande Maison.
An American majolica dish in the shape of a fish made by Arsenal Pottery in Trenton, New Jersey prior to 1905. The fish is in perfect condition, in gray, yellow, pink and white glaze. Measurements are about 9 inches by 7-1/2 inches.
Leaves and tendrils cover the surface of this 8-1/2 inch diameter earthenware plate with a green majolica glaze. The underlying ground of the plate is speckled, characteristic of Brameld wares made at Rockingham pottery, although the plate is unmarked. Made in England in the mid-19th century and in perfect condition, with some oxidation of the glaze. I have two identical plates, with the listed price for one.
A novelty decorative plate with molded fish face, tail and fins, hand-painted, with a gentleman holding a line in the center of the plate. The plate was made in France at Henriot in Quimper, most likely before the 1940s but possibly later. The exuberance of the form and decoration suggests a prosperous time. It measures about 9-3/4 inches from the fish face to the tail and about 9-1/2 inches from fin to fin. The plate is in mint condition.
The pitcher measures 10 inches tall to the top of the open-mouthed fish (a trout, I think) and is in mint condition. The molding is crisp and the placement of the different colored glazes is appropriate. There is no maker's mark. The mustard colored base is a little unstable due to shrinkage in the kiln; otherwise there are no flaws - no chips, cracks, hairlines or stains.
The 4-inch plates are unmarked but I believe were made in England before 1840 at Rockingham Works. Each plate is in mint condition, with no chips, cracks, stains or repairs. The pine green glaze is slightly more olive in tone on one. Offered as a pair they can be sold singly.
This majolica cider jug has a registry mark dating it to November 17, 1876, although the pattern is identified as Etruscan. It measures 9-1/4 inches in height, and has the substantial heft of 19thc majolica. The mauve pink interior has a few bits of kiln debris at the bottom, and there are a few knocks around the rim, but otherwise the jug is in mint condition.
A mint condition majolica compote (or comport) in the basketweave motif with a single begonia leaf, and tortoise coloration underneath. The circa 1870 dish measures 9-1/4 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall. The piece is beautifully molded and expertly glazed, with very light crazing but no chips, crack, stains or repairs.
This is the only majolica flowerpot I know, complete with bung hole in the bottom of the salmon pink interior. The brown picket fence motif is draped with pink and yellow morning glory vines. The circa 1880 pot is in excellent condition, with a few minor glaze rubs, but no chips, cracks, crazing or repairs. Measurements are 6 inches tall, about 6-3/4 inches in diameter across the top, and about 4-3/4 inches in diameter across the bottom.