Majolica is a pottery that was started in England by the Minton Company in 1851. The pottery quickly became popular and several other companies popped up throughout the UK. George Jones worked for the Minton Company before starting his own. His company was smaller and produced fewer but very special pieces. George Jones was know for whimsical pieces. This platter has lovely blossoms, berries and wheat on the edge. To tie this piece together, G. Jones used a ribbon on both ends. The ribbon is more often seen in pink or turquoise; however, this ribbon is lavender. A very rare color used in majolica. The center is mottled. The bottom is also mottled and marked 1851 T in handwriting.
11 x 13