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 © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2022. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/centerpieces/german-majolica-galleon-centerpiece-circa-1880/id-f_21569122/#skuId=f_21569122S1


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“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 © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2022. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/centerpieces/majolica-centerpiece-dwarf-wilhelm-schiller-son-bohemia-circa-1890/id-f_21953552/#skuId=f_21953552S1


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 https://www.freemansauction.com/auction/lot/lot-117-german-majolica-centerpiece/?lot=511850&so=0&st=&sto=0&au=4726&ef=&et=&ic=False&sd=1&pp=96&pn=2&g=1