Here is a large circular charger on a short pedestal base, marked on the underside with what looks like the letter G. The decoration seems inspired by classical mythology, but I can’t identify it. Majolica is not my area of interest, so I can’t be more specific about whether it’s Italian or German or ??? A quick survey of the internet suggests to me that it might be from one of the factories in Savona, especially because of the hasty look of the painting. I’d appreciate information from those who know more about this than I do. It is large, at twelve and three-quarters inches across. It’s not quite a tazza, since the applied base is so short, so it’s more like a flat serving dish, not a plate or charger. The short base has splits from the firing, but no part was ever detached. There are some small edge chips, as always happens with these pieces with soft glazes.


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ITEM ID
C106
TYPE
Ceramics, Decorative, Faience, Hand Made, Hand Painted, Pottery
COLOR
Blue
ORIGIN
Italy • Italian
PURPOSE
Cake Stands, Chargers, Dinnerware, Dishes, Plates, Platters, Serving Pieces, Serving Trays, Tableware
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Large Italian Majolica Charger or Tazza, Blue Mythological Design, c.18thc, Perhaps Savona Faience.

$279


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