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Majolica plate - 1870

Majolica plate
    Majolica plate

This majolica plate has a border of marguerites and a green and brown tortoiseshell effect centre. It dates friom the 1870s.

This majolica plate has a border of marguerites and a green and brown tortoiseshell effect centre. It dates friom the 1870s.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/plate
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    VWA
    [Impressed]
    X
    [Painted in red]
    S
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1870
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Glaze: tortoiseshell
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: majolica
  • Accession number: 5835
  • Dimensions: 225 mm (diameter), 23 mm (height)

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  • Majolica

    Majolica

    Majolica ware consists of an earthenware body which can be cast or moulded into a wide variety of shapes (including umbrella stands, garden pots, salad bowls etc.) and which is then decorated with a selection of oxide-rich opaque glazes of varying hues. Produced at the old Etruria factory between 1860 and 1910, Majolica proved to be particularly popular with the Victorians.