Vintage German Majolica Plate Beautiful Raised Design on Yellow Basketweave Background Colorful Grapes on Branch Green Colored Leaves Marked G S Zell Germany 2230 d
Description: An beautiful and very decorative German majolica plate. The plate which is yellow in color has a raised design depicting very colorful red grapes and green grape leaves hanging from branches. There is also a green and red fruit hanging from a branch on the side, which we are not certain what they represent (possibly figs?). The grapes are pinkish-red with the grape leaves being green with light yellowish-green tips. This design is on top of a basketweave or basket weave raised design background, just great looking. The yellow plate has beautiful colors and is very decorative. The back of the plate is undecorated but is marked with numbers and with indication of the maker and its origin. The back has a raised foot with a flat area within it. Just a beautiful decorative majolica plate. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely mid to late 20th century.
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The plate itself was made in Germany.
Size: Measures ~8 1/2" in diameter and is ~1 1/8" high. The plate weighs about 12 ounces.
Maker: GS Zell of Baden Germany.
Marks: Marked with the words "G Zell S" within a cup with the word "Germany" under it and the letter "d" below it all. It also has the number 2230 as well as the what looks like an upside football goal post under it all stamped into the back. Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and very interesting piece of 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, repairs, or crazing to the glaze. The colors are vivid and the plate is clean and would look great in your collection. There is a small dark raised spot on the front of the plate, which we believe is original to the making. Please also note that the three spots near the edge on the back where the prongs on which the plate rested while it was being fired and when the plate was removed some of the glaze stuck to them. These are original to the making and do not distract from the beauty or condition of the plate. Please view photos for additional condition information.