Tableware from under the sea. Majolica with fishy themes from Joseph Holdcroft and Company which was active in the 1870s and early 1880s. English.

Lobster pate tureen with a lid decorated with a lobster on seaweeds. 1870-1879. Victorian. English. Makers marks: signed “Joseph Holcroft.” Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/serving-pieces/19th-english-majolica-lobster-tureen-joseph-holdcroft/id-f_7586773/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwy8f6BRC7ARIsAPIXOjhe_VRH1_x6Sitb_0c7UYXvUs5yCwUYwWO3dwbP45AFGpo9lTCNesEaAo5tEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Oyster plate glazed in robin’s egg blue, with a deep pink central well, each well separated by flowering lotus, trimmed in yellow. 1875. English. Maker’s marks: Impressed “J HOLDCROFT” on the reverse. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/ceramics/joseph-holdcroft-majolica-oyster-plate-english-circa-1875/id-f_17992792/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwy8f6BRC7ARIsAPIXOjjSl8J0NyM9qrKZx35V1Scr4TVcP80BGn3T4KVKTP5zt04J-JOuazAaAmxLEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Seven piece salmon service including a platter that is molded as a salmon on a bed of seaweeds on a molded ground simulating moving water with shell form handles modeled in high relief. Glazed in turquoise blue with six matching plates. 1875. Majolica with a turquoise glaze. Makers marks: Plates and platter all impressed “J HOLDCROFT” on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/platters-serveware/holdcroft-majolica-7-piece-salmon-service-turquoise-english-circa-1875/id-f_19690282/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwy8f6BRC7ARIsAPIXOjhi0KQktoV-V_FyScNzFKkSbGetvZsgic-SR0GYKV3VVnLr5s7p8cgaAookEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Oyster plate in the “Pond Lily” pattern, the wells glazed in deep pink with a hue of lavender. ca. 1875. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/ceramics/holdcroft-majolica-pink-oyster-plate-english-circa-1875-pond-lily-pattern/id-f_18906402/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwy8f6BRC7ARIsAPIXOjgNbH0uCCAeDkoZo9RcSDdejq7P_KmDiB2iGVlugVFrWn1HdUxxiQUaAnR1EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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