A faux stone finish on this large pedestal dish that has intricate Celtic designs on the cavetto.
A low fired ceramic has been covered in colored glazes. The design shows Celtic panels equidistant from colored cabochons. The entire top surface has bead edges. There is a lappet mouth rim. The glaze colors are reminiscent of stone with colors of turquoise and red brown. The foot and base are glazed.
There is a mark of a heart impressed on the base with an impressed number 760.
12 ¼” (31.1 cm) long x 10 ¼” (26.0 cm) wide x 2 ¾” (7.0 cm) tall. Weighs 2 lbs 11.7 oz (1235 g)
There are scratch on the top surface, particularly in the central well. Under the rim there are multiple chips, as well as one on the foot. There is a long hairline crack. Saying all of this, the dish has an entire look from the top and the chips underneath don’t show as much. Majolica is usually damaged. This piece has a great look even with the damages.
A large showy, aged majolica dish that has survived the years. It will show well with shabby chic, Victorian or English decors.