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Is This a Majolica Vase?

We found this vase. I can't find anything like it. It's definitely majolica like and has a raised seal at the bottom. Any advice or knowledge would help.
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September 16, 20190 found this helpful

Majolica is one of those things that only a true expert can tell you.

I doubt anyone on this site has that expertise, but I could be wrong. I have been a re-seller for many years and I still defer review of this type of item to a pro.

Why? Because first a true real, original Majolica is from the 15th (or 16th) century and those are in museums so I am doubting I would ever (in my life time) see one outside of a museum.

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Second, many countries have their version of this style of glassware and unless you bought it new and know the history, it is so challenging to figure out what you have--either in maker or year.

Third, I have seen "Majolica" like pieces in the dollar store because everyone loves this lovely style and offers their own take on it.

That said there are marks that are true, marks that are misleading and marks that are downright fraudulent. They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery and in glassware the makers take to heart!

Here is a wiki and a nice article.

en.wikipedia.org/.../Majolica


janvierroad.wordpress.com/.../

My best guidance is to take it to a reputable dealer who specializes in glassware and get their take on what you have and the value in your town.

Please post back with what you learn!! It is a lovely piece and I would love to learn more! Thanks for sharing!!!

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September 16, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks-- I have someone looking at it. I thought it was a great and unusual piece too. I can't finda nything like it on the web.

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Gretchen

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September 16, 20190 found this helpful

Cool! Post back what you learn!!

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September 16, 20190 found this helpful

I would take it to a dealer if I were you.

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September 16, 20191 found this helpful

Actually Majolica is described as a 'type/style of pottery' and has been made in several countries;
England, France, Portugal, Germany and of course China.
It is usually said that China has made most of the reproductions seen today.

In all research that I've done in the past, I have never seen a 'raised' mark like this on Majolica (but I'm only an interested researcher and certainly know very little about Majolica). It appears the true Majolica will have indented markings or no markings at all.

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Hope you find out about your vase.

So many interesting articles and pictures!

www.realorrepro.com/.../Majolica-Reproductions

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September 17, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you very much!!! I tried to hit the like button but its giving me some trouble. After the dealer replies Ill let yall know what I find out.

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September 17, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you. We would very much like to know anything you can find out.
Also, perhaps your source of information could also be a good thing for us to know if it would be possible for us to use if a question like this comes up in the future.

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September 16, 20190 found this helpful

This is very hard to determine and if you are not a dealer it is even hard to determine. I would suggest that you take this to a dealer they have a lot more knowledge about this item that I do.

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