Vintage 8" Majolica Plate Beautiful Raised Basket Weave Design on White Background Brown Center with White Dots White Flowers and Green Leaves Cream with Brown Mottling on Back
Description: A beautiful and very decorative vintage majolica plate. The plate which is brown with white dots in the center all on a white background has a basket weave design with a brown center having white dots. We are not certain if the certain is supposed to represent a flower or just a colorful design. The plate has raised white flowers on light brown branches which also have green leaves. Just a great and understated design. The back of the plate is colored in cream coloring with brown mottling and is unmarked. The back has a raised foot with a recessed center. Just a beautiful decorative majolica plate, which would make a great addition to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely early to mid 20th century, possibly earlier.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~8 1/8" in diameter and is ~1" high. The plate weighs about 14.5 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and very interesting piece of vintage Majolica that is in excellent condition. The piece would display very well and make a nice addition to your Majolica collection.
Condition: The plate is in excellent condition with no cracks, hairlines, chips, or repairs. The plate has general overall crazing to the glaze, which gives it a nice character. The plate has no losses to the glaze, However, the plate has three spots where the surface suffered from pops to the glaze during the firing, which can be seen at 4:00, 8:00, and 12:00 O'clock in the last photo. These are obviously original to the making and are truly difficult to see and do not affect the quality or beauty of the piece. The back also shows some minor manufacturing defect such as pops and small slubs, which are to be expected of such an old piece of majolica. Be that as it may, the plate shows vivid colors and the design is great looking and the issues outlined here do not distract from the beauty of the plate. Please view photos for additional condition information.
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