This vintage Portuguese green majolica tureen came to me via an estate collection of cabbage leaf pieces, including two tureens of medium-size, a serving tray, large bowl, and many plates. Each has a different hallmark, and each is likely from the 1950s to 1970s, although they could be older. About Portuguese majolica: "Portugal has been a hub for ceramic production for centuries. Indeed, much of the finer dinnerware product currently available in the United States (as well as the more durable stuff) originates in Portugal. The lack of awareness of the quality of Portuguese wares is because the majority of imported product is being made for other brand names- not to mention the continued Anglo/Francocentric status of the American market." Portuguese majolica is of a style called "Palissy," named after Frenchman Bernard Palissy who introduced in the 1500s the glaze used in much or Portugal's ceramics. But the cabbage theme, common in Portugal, was introduced by cartoonist and ceramicist (I know, a unique combination of careers) Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, whose whimsical cartoons influenced the themes of nature in his ceramics factory. These pieces that I am offering were influenced by Bordalo Pinheiro and are in that style but were made by a variety of other Portuguese ceramics workshops. The soup tureen comes without any ladle, although the bowl and lid are themselves in fabulous vintage condition. I have two tureens, again each with a different hallmark but very similar in style. Buy one or both, if available.
Measures 6-1/2" across by 4-3/8" tall without lid and about 6-1/2" tall with lid. Weighs 1.12 pounds. May be some crazing from age. Otherwise in quite good vintage condition with no chips nor cracks.
Gorgeous green color for the Old World home.
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