A look at the design, market and legacy of Victorian pottery

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Elephants vs, Donkeys, Part 2

As we saw in our previous post, the Republican elephant has had significant representation in majolica. Now it's time to look at the Democratic donkey.

As the humble creatures they are, donkeys are almost always represented in majolica for the utilitarian use they have to mankind. Not very grand but still proud in their simple dignity, donkeys are our beasts of burden. No company has been more conscious of them than the fr─Śres Massier, who have done a number of donkeys in majolica.






Other companies such as Minton and George Jones made donkey majolica as well though not as many as made elephant majolica.






So concludes our look at the symbols of the two major American parties. Like the political parties they represent, they offer distinctly different personalities in their majolica incarnations.You make the choice of which appeals to you.

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