Majolica centerpieces, all made in Germany in the late 19th century. Tableware that is more interesting than the dinner.

Majolica galleon centerpiece. 1880-1889. German. Ceramic. Image ©, Inc. 2022. Fair use license. via

“The Dwarf” majolica centerpiece. ca. 1890. Bohemian. Ceramic. Wilhem Schiller and Son, Bohemia, maker. Maker’s marks: Marked on the bottom with the impressed hallmark WS&S as well as the model number 1770. Image ©, Inc. 2022. Fair use license. via

Oval form centerpiece, the bowl supported by a pair of griffins suspending draped swags held by a melusine on each side, all raised on a shaped plinth molded with cartouche and laurel sprays on scrolled feet. 1850-1900. Made in Haldensleben, Saxony-Anhalt. Ceramic. Hugo Lonitz and Company, makers. Maker’s marks: base impressed with maker’s mark “1500; painted “242”. Image © FREEMAN’S 2022 . Fair use license. via


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