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

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Egg-stra Special Majolica

In previous posts we've already taken a look at majolica egg cups and egg baskets but what about eggs themselves? Not a particularly common motif in majolica, eggs have still appeared in various motifs in the majolica body as everything from spoon warmers to pitchers to humidors.

Let's celebrate the Easter/Passover season with a look at eggs in majolica.

Have a lovely holiday!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Am I Blue?

Cobalt blue is certainly the most popular color in majolica. It is popular with both men and women and fits into just about any decor. Its dark shade as a ground color also makes the details in majolica designs pop like no other color. In English majolica it is often paired with turquoise, a greener shade of blue and a color popular in its own right, but it is cobalt more than any other shade that collectors seek.

I have been collecting cobalt majolica for over 25 years. In a large grouping it is stunning. I thought it might be fun to celebrate the majolica glazed in this wonderful color.