A lovely purple, brown, yellow and green majolica lily pad leaf platter from the Victorian era. This majolica piece is unmarked at the bottom but is similar to many Etruscan Majolica pieces. It has truly vibrant colors on the face of the piece. The plate dates to the 1880's and is a fine example of Victorian pottery. It has one small chip on the side and edge of the leaf, and another less visible one on the bottom. Otherwise the plate is in great condition for its age. Crazing and wear is normal in ceramics, adding much character to these works of art. The plate is 11' x 7 inches and the leaf curls in about 1-1/4 inches tall. Majolica is a low fire glaze on earthenware pottery: a soft clay body so wear and tear, small nicks and chips to glaze over time is to be expected on these pieces. Beautiful saturated glaze.