Sun, May 1, 2016 11:00AM EDT - Mon, May 2, 2016 11:00AM EDT
Continental, late 19th / early 20th century. Collection of nine majolica glazed ceramic pieces, each with shell motif, comprising three pieces of Etruscan majolica ceramic including tea plate, teacup and dessert plate, each depicting six pink and green scallop shells separated by braided seaweed, the plates with central integral seaweed knot, the teacup with purple interior, tea plate marked on underside underglaze with Etruscan maker's mark, tea cup apparently unmarked, dessert plate marked underside underglaze "Etruscan Majolica"; two Wedgwood majolica ceramic salad plates with single pink scallop shell motif, each marked underside underglaze "Wedgwood"; one Etruscan style majolica ceramic creamer with pink, green and yellow scallop shell motif with stylized sand at base, with pink interior, apparently unmarked; one majolica ceramic lidded butter dish with celadon coloring, with four colorful scallop shell motif, with scallop shell finial, apparently unmarked; one French majolica ceramic oyster plate with fish head wells, with shell motif sauce well, marked underside underglaze "C", with additional indistinct in-glaze mark; and one figural Portuguese majolica ceramic fish plate of oyster shell form, marked underside underglaze "1 MADE IN PORTUGAL 408-K", with additional indistinct underglaze circular mark. Etruscan dessert plate approximate diameter 8.25". Etruscan tea plate approximate diameter 7". Etruscan tea cup height 2.25", diameter 3.75". Wedgwood salad plates 8.5". Creamer approximate height 3.5", diameter 3". Butter dish approximate height 3.75", diameter with rim 7". Oyster dish approximate diameter 9.5". Oyster form fish plate approximate height 3.5", diameter 8.5"
Scallop shell tea plate with scattered crazing and glazing imperfections. Scallop shell dessert plate with scattered firing and glazing imperfections, not distracting; with crazing throughout; underside with minor wear and some adhesive remnants. Scallop shell tea cup with crazing throughout; underside with wear and fleabites commensurate with use and age. First pink scallop plate with fracture to underside foot, apparently stable; with scattered extremely minor losses to glaze. Second scallop plate with two chips to underside of rim; with crazing throughout. Creamer with two small chips to rim, not distracting; scattered fleabites to rim; crazing throughout; underside with one chip, also not distracting; underside with wear commensurate with use. Butter dish with crazing throughout; with repair to rim on interior spanning 0.75"; with scattered wear and fleabites to rim commensurate with use; underside with wear and very minor chips. Oyster plate with scattered glazing imperfections; with crazing throughout; with scuffing to rim glaze; underside with wear commensurate with use. Shell form plate with fleabites to rim; with minor glazing imperfections; underside with firing marks.