Majolica plates are the most common form of this type of earthenware. There’s lots of fake or replicated majolica out there that just doesn’t live up to the style. We’re here to help point you in the right direction and to give a little background on what makes these so special. If you’re looking to buy majolica plates today then we suggest hoping over to our favorite site that’s 100% trustworthy. Although these particular pieces are very popular and have been produced in a large quantity, they are still quite expensive. We’ve done all of the research for you to make sure you’re not going to be ripped off by being sold fakes and to also help you find the best deals.
There’s a good reason why so many people are looking for this specific type of pottery. There are so many different types but our favorite is the Italian style, of course. One of the most popular styles is Victorian but that’s not exactly the type we’re into since our passion lies in pottery produced in Italy.
All of these plates are really colorful and almost always picture something from nature such as flowers, animals, oceans, and trees. Even if there’s not a scene pictured on the plates the colors will be very in touch with the natural colors of the earth. Think blues, yellows, and greens.
Something to be aware of when dealing with any type of pottery, but especially Majolica is the presence of crazing. Most people that are newer to dealing with pottery don’t realize that this doesn’t generally effect the value of the piece. If you purchase a newer piece without crazing it will eventually, over time, develop these small cracks or lines across the plates. It’s “crazy” that crazing doesn’t change the value most of the time but it really doesn’t. Just check out some older used pieces online and look at the pricing to determine for yourself. It’s actually recommended to look for something that has a bit of age on it because it’s generally true that the older it is, the more valuable it will be.
Majolica plates make great gifts for friends and family, especially for the mother-in-law. She will love you even more than she already does. As I’ve said multiple times before, majolica is my favorite type of pottery and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. I’d love to hear from any of you so please get in touch by email. Enjoy your shopping!