I had a lovely trip on Saturday to the Cashiers Antique Show. I always find lots of treasures at this show and I wanted to share some items that I find very special!
My favorite source of exquisite majolica is Linda Ketterling Antiques. I have introduced her at The Collected Room previously and she never disappoints me when I see her at antique shows!
Perhaps you might love these beautiful items in your majolica collection!
This Minton hare, mallard and game birds tureen, which is English of course, circa 1869 was in mint condition and is a collector’s dream!
I have a special love for “squirrel” things and I loved this squirrel platter, which is a nut server from George Jones, also English , circa 1861.
And for those of you who collect majolica oyster plates, this cobalt Minton piece would be lovely in any collection!
This book on George Jones ceramics is a really nice reference if you need one for your majolica collection.
This book presents a thorough look at the multitude of fascinating and beautiful ceramic forms produced by the British potter George Jones and his firm, including majolica wares and “Abbey” blue and white transfer printed ceramics. Over 700 color photographs amply display the diverse table, tea, toilet, and ornamental ware types produced by George Jones and his manufactory from the mid-nineteenth century well into the twentieth.A detailed history recording George Jones’s life as a potter, the contributions of his family members, and those of a number of artisans who designed and decorated the firm’s distinctive wares provides hours of absorbing and enlightening reading as well. To help readers determine the age of their George Jones wares with accuracy, registration dates for many of the patterns and ceramic shapes are provided, along with the various manufacturer’s marks and their dates of usage. Values for the wares, a detailed bibliography, and several appendices round out the book Geoffrey Godden has called “…the ultimate work on this Stoke firm.”
I wanted to give you further information, specifically regarding Minton Majolica… Minton majolica was created by Joseph Leon Francois Arnoux who was appointed Art Director at Minton in 1848. His primary task was to introduce and promote new products. At the time there was great interest in classical design and bright color. Arnoux decided to reintroduce the work of Bernard Palissy, whose naturalistic, bright colored “maiolica” wares had been popular in the 16th century. However, Arnoux used a thicker body to make pieces more sturdy. This body was given a coating of opaque white glaze which provided a surface for over painting in brightly colored opaque glazes. Later, transparent glazes were used over relief molding. This new Minton majolica was promoted, in London, at the Great Exhibition of 1851.
If you need special majolica pieces in your collection, you might want to contact Linda at 419-377-2438 or email her at LK424@aol.com. Her business is in Toledo, Ohio and she has been specializing in Victorian majolica since 1984!
What’s in your collection…..?!? If you have a interesting collection, let us hear from you at The Collected Room. I love hearing about interesting collections of all kinds of things.