THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE FREELTON ANTIQUE MALL, BOOTH 303 ON THE 2ND FLOOR
Fabulous piece of majolica pottery in the form of a cockatoo (cockatiel) or parrot. The colours are vibrant....just a wonderful piece of majolica pottery made circa 1920. A great addition to your collection, display at the cottage or on your Tiki bar!
In very good vintage condition. There is a minor mark in the rim that looks like a chip (see picture), there are no cracks, crazing present.
Size: 6" x 9"
"Majolica – also spelled Maiolica – is the beautiful ware prepared by tin-glazing earthenware and firing it a second time.
After the first firing, the bisque is dipped into a bath of fast drying liquid glaze. When dry, the glazed piece is ready to be hand painted. A final firing at 1690° Fahrenheit will make the glaze interact with the metal oxides used by the painter to create the deep and brilliant translucent colors specific to majolica.
Nowadays, in English the word Majolica is used to refer to ceramic ware in the stylistic tradition of the Italian Renaissance."