Vintage Majolica Round Bowl Colorful Fruit Design Over Green Basket Textured Background
Description: A very nice and colorful vintage majolica bowl having a central raised design of colorful fruits including apples, cherries, and grapes. The fruits are resting on green leaves with what looks like wheat sheaves emanating from the bunch. The fruits are in the center of the bowl and the bowl has a textures green background resembling a basket design. The raised design is in nice vivid green, yellow, red, purple, and brown colors all on the green basket design background. The back of the bowl has the brown mottled coloring common in majolica pottery. The bowl has a high foot circular in shape. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but possibly late 1800's or early 1900's.
Origin: Uncertain but possibly Continental.
Size: Measures ~8 1/2" and it is 2 1/8" high.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and very colorful interesting piece of Majolica that is in very good condition.
Condition: The bowl is in very good condition with no cracks, hairlines, or repairs. It does have general crazing throughout the surface which is rather difficult to see but is there. There are several spots on the surface, particularly at some high points, where the glaze is lost, which we attempted to photograph individually. These are really minor in nature and are difficult to see but can be felt when you run your finger over them. It is not clear to us whether these are due to age or are original to the piece. Be that as it may, these issues do not distract from the beauty and quality of the piece. Please view photos to appreciate the piece's beauty and condition.
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