We have here and absolutely beautiful example of early majolica in the form of an oval platter. Since the piece is unmarked, I presume it to originate from Europe most likely England. The English tended to use these color combinations on there Majolica produced during the late 1800s. The theme is leaves with the center colored in earth tones and more spring/summer hues around the edge. The only marking on the back is the number “12” which most likely indicated the number of these platter that would fit on one shelf inside the kiln. The plate measures 11 1/4” long by 8 1/2” wide and sets 1 1/4” off the table. This item is in excellent antique condition with only very slight wear on several of the high points of the leaves down towards the center. The high points of the central ray also show some minor wear. With the coloring of this piece, these worn spots really tend to blend in and do not detract from the overall beauty. I can fine no chips, rough spots or damage around the edge. A very nice Majolica platter, tougher to find shape than the regular plates. I provided a number of pictures for your viewing.
Majolica Multicolored Leaf Platter