19th Century English Thomas Forester Majolica Two-Piece Cheese Dome
This colorful two-piece antique Majolica cheese dome was crafted in England, circa 1870. Attributed to Thomas Forester, the dish includes a cobalt blue and green circular platter bottom with molded border, and decorated with floral and leaf motifs. The dome shaped lid features a tree branch-form top handle, and is decorated with floral sprays and leaves separated by golden archways embellished with pink bows, all done in high relief. The ceramic cheese dish is in excellent condition with rich hand painted glazed colors in the cobalt blue, brown-green and gold palette. This beautiful antique serving dish would be an elegant addition to any dining room, kitchen, or serving area. Thomas Forester & Sons was a pottery manufacturer based in Longton, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. The company started as Thomas Forester in the 1870s and appeared in the Pottery Gazette regularly during the 1880s. They specialized in the manufacturing of Victorian majolica and earthenware. In 1900, the company employed over 700 people in the Staffordshire area and was seen as one of the largest producers of majolica in England in the late 1800s. In their prime, the company had showrooms in London, Paris, Berlin and Vienna. Pre-1900 the company was known for producing a vast range of Victorian majolica. Techniques were later improved, which led to the production of many elaborate art pottery designs including Trogon Ware during the 1920s and 1930s. Measures: 12.5″ Diameter, 11.75″ Height.
|Dimensions||12.5" W x 12.5" D x 11.75" H|
Thomas Forester & Sons