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    Posted 6 years ago

    DanceForever
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    I found this Majolica platter in a little used shop. It has no markings. I've searched high and low for any info. The closest I can come is, perhaps it is a Griffin, Hill and Smith "Etruscan" majolica. Anyone have a clue?

    I love it and wish I knew where it came from.

    Okay, so I updated the pics with more accurate color. And showing the back. This is quite accurate when you enlarge it. When it is small it looks darker than what it is.

    Also, I measured it and it is 15 inches by 11ish inches.

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    1. trusted.couple trusted.couple, 6 years ago
      Hi,
      This looks like it is glass in the picture, is it?
      Di
    2. DanceForever, 6 years ago
      It is ceramic. I believe it is Majolica.
    3. trusted.couple trusted.couple, 6 years ago
      I don't know, maybe it's the pic but everything about to me anyway screams not majolica. It looks almost opaque, the handles seem wrong, again could be the pic.
      If you are able to get one in natural sunlight top & bottom that could help :)
      Di
    4. DanceForever, 6 years ago
      I will do that as soon as I can, Di. This is the closest thing I have found. http://www.emajolica.com/p3525.jpg
    5. DanceForever, 6 years ago
      The above link is a piece of Griffin, Hill and Smith Etruscan Majolica, and is the closest I have found. I guess pink is rare in Majolica, but it does exist.
    6. DanceForever, 6 years ago
      This is the only company I can see using this color of pink on their Majolica, but I haven't seen this platter, yet . . . in any color. https://www.google.com/search?q=Bordallo+Pinheiro+Pottery+Majolica&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=KEFtVd-NDIHSoATI3YLIAg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg&biw=1069&bih=575#tbm=isch&q=Pink+Bordallo+Pinheiro+Pottery+Majolica
    7. trusted.couple trusted.couple, 6 years ago
      AHH now I can see said the blonde woman :) Yes the companies you mentioned did have this color, but their pieces tend to be marked or documented. This is very reminiscent to either Portugal or California circa 1960's. Just my humble opinion. This would have originally had a sticker on it if it is the case, look for any glue residue on the bottom with your bare finger & for a small spot where it is a different shade by just a bit. Also like many china patterns blanks were sold to studios etc.
    8. EAPGDepression EAPGDepression, 6 years ago
      It's porcelain. Really nice. Too clean to be terribly old unless it was hiding away somewhere.
    9. EAPGDepression EAPGDepression, 6 years ago
      It could just be really weird base wear but it looks almost like some partial marking on the bottom of this picture on the exposed white rim.
    10. DanceForever, 6 years ago
      I contacted Wanda at emajolica.com. Sent her the picture. She said it is Majolica, jut not old. Old would be Victorian. This is more likely 50 years old or less. I love it and look forward to using it for years to come. Thanks everyone. For those who don't know, Majolica is fired a a much higher temp than "ceramics" or "porcelain". They are all ceramics, but the time fired, and the repeat firing that occurs with Majolica is what makes it different than the other two.

      Blessings

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