Antique Overlapping Begonia Pattern Majolica Compote C 1860-1880 - For Sale
Antique Overlapping Begonia Pattern Majolica Compote C 1860-1880
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An Antique Overlapping Begonia Pattern Majolica Compote Cake Stand C 1860-1880
This 10” diameter pottery compote or cake stand has brilliant green, brown and yellow overlapping begonia leaves in the center of the shallow bowl. The leaf colors then shade outwardly to a pale pink which turns into a turquoise and cream shade on the wide upturned outer rim.
The greenish turquoise leaf pattern is repeated on the wide, footed stem. The leaves on the stem overlay a brownish, bark-like pattern.
The underside of the bowl has a green, brown and yellow glaze reminiscent of water colors. There are several areas on the rim of the upper side of the bowl where the colors of the underside appear to have migrated to the upper side. This color migration can occur when the glaze is fired.
The underside of the hollow stem is glazed a mocha yellow. No marks are evident.
Overall Height: 5 7/8”
Base Diameter: 4 ¾”.
Bowl Diameter: 10”.
This plate is free of chips and cracks. The underside of the bowl is slightly crazed, as one might expect in a piece of pottery of this age.
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