Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Palissy Ware / Majolica Charger, circa 1870

In Pottery > Majolica > Show & Tell.
Majolica147 of 206Panda Bear Pen Holder? Majolica?Majolica Bamboo Planter
Love it
Like it

southcopsouthcop loves this.
aeonaeon likes this.
kygurl32kygurl32 loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
pops52pops52 loves this.
epson233epson233 loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
Woman34Woman34 loves this.
musikchoomusikchoo loves this.
maryh1956maryh1956 loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
mrmajestic1mrmajestic1 loves this.
nldionnenldionne loves this.
scottvezscottvez loves this.
See 13 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 9 years ago

    (38 items)

    Greetings: I purchased this charger at a chicken house auction in Southern Delaware. The auctioneer threatened to drop and break this "ugly" treasure on the ground unless someone offered him at least $1 for it - I had to pay twice that for it ($2) - bummer! This style of Palissy Ware / majolica charger is named after the French potter, Bernard Palissy (1510-1590). It is stamped/signed on the reverse "Jose A. Cunha, Portugal, Caldas Rainha." It is a generous 15+" across.

    See all
    Vintage Majolica Longchamp Oyster Plate 9 1/2" French Green & White (x10)
    Vintage Majolica Longchamp Oyster P...
    French Longchamp Majolica oysters plate shells /2
    French Longchamp Majolica oysters p...
    Bordallo Pinheiro ~ Green Majolica "Cabbage Leaf" Set of 7 Salad Plates
    Bordallo Pinheiro ~ Green Majolica ...
    Vintage Majolica Longchamp Oyster Plate 9 1/2" French Green & White (x10)
    Vintage Majolica Longchamp Oyster P...
    See all


    1. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Beautiful majolica charger!

      It is suprising that such unbelievable bargains still regularly appear at auctions. How was it described? Was it an uncatalogued auction?

      I bet that you are a regular for his auctions NOW!

    2. nldionne nldionne, 9 years ago
      Now this is interesting!
    3. Nootch Nootch, 9 years ago
      Scott: No, the auction was not catalogued. It was a very local country auction that no longer exists. The auctioneer had no clue as to what this was.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      It is ashame that they aren't still in business. Thankfully there are still some auction hold outs that don't use the internet or catalogue their items!

    5. maryh1956 maryh1956, 9 years ago
      1860's -1885, according to the pottery marks website I'm a member of. What a find!
    6. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      I know very little about ceramics, so please pardon my question. : ) I have never before seen a charger that featured a design that projected so high above the plate platform. Are you sure that this is a charger?....It is quite magnificent! Thank you!
    7. Nootch Nootch, 9 years ago
      Hi MiKKo: When I think charger, I think large plate. Of course, with the high relief, this piece was never intended to hold food/fruit/etc., but rather is ornamental, usually hung on a wall - hence the holes in the back for hanging. Regards.
    8. epson233 epson233, 9 years ago
      this is lovely nootch and what a lovely post you did -- i love auctions and auctioneers they are so humorous -- use to go to farm sales in nebraska and bid on 8n ford tractor equipment -- it was soooooooooo cold but as my knowledge grew as to what i was looking for -- the farmers would come around and show me all their goodies ask my opinion etc etc as we slurped down the hot coffee and wiped the frozen ice from our faces -- have a great weekend
    9. Nootch Nootch, 9 years ago
      Epson: Yes, chicken house auctions are great - but tough to find any more. Regards.
    10. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much, sir, for your courtesy and generous response! Ah, yes, would look splendid on the wall. Gorgeous!!! : )

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.