Pair of Minton early Secessionist ware Art Nouveau antique majolica plates. They have a raised edge floral polychrome pattern filled in with turquoise, green, blue and red glazes on an ivory-colored earthenware ground. The pooling of the glaze adds interest and three-dimensionality to the decoration. These techniques evolved from Minton's Art Nouveau tile making. Early Minton Secessionist ware was designed by Leon Victor Solon artistic director of Mintons between 1900 and 1909. Consistent with this, we have seen other Minton pieces of similar decoration and color palette described as designed by Leon Solon and John Wm. Wadsworth. Plates are marked on the underside with impressed MINTONS mark, various cyphers and a hand-painted in yellow / brown N°20. In very good used condition with stilt marks from the time of manufacture, crazing and minor glaze wear typical of majolica as shown. Zoom into photos to examine in detail. Shipped fully insured with tracking number. Price is for the pair, both are available.
Measurements: 9 1/8" diameter.