This is a marked Villeroy & Boch majolica plate featuring a stunning turquoise background and soft butter-yellow flowers. Painting is well done on this piece, as there is clear definition of the floral pattern against the turquoise, with minimal bleed-over. The extensive background detail is fantastic, and the rim is slightly scalloped giving this plate a very delicate appearance.
Note: Gold reflections from photography can be seen in the leaves at the top of the plate. Because of the high reflective glaze, it's difficult to completely avoid these flash problems. Leaves are green, not gold.
The plate is in very good condition. There are some minor chips to the finish, pictured. The biggest issue is a repaired rim (pictures 6 & 7). We have provided close ups for your review. When looking at the plate in total, however, that area blends so well that it is hardly noticeable. The length of the repaired area extends about 1 inch.
Stilt marks are on the back (not flaws, but occurring during factory firing process). There are 2 small nicks on the back as well.
Please let us know if you have any further questions or want more close-ups of the repair. We are limited to 9 pics per item, but will happily provide more detailed photos if requested.
This is a less common majolica plate, and worthy of adding to a collection.
Size 7.5" diameter
Signed V & B on back
Vintage Villeroy Boch Turquoise Majolica Plate