Manufacturer Eureka Pottery Co. American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

This brightly colored plate represents the popularity of majolica—brightly colored and highly decorative wares imitative of traditional Italian Renaissance maiolica— in late nineteenth century America. These mass-produced wares, with their Japanesque designs and motifs, aimed to satisfy the American middle class’s desire for affordable, yet Aesthetically-minded utilitarian and decorative ceramics.

Located in Trenton, New Jersey, the Eureka Pottery Company became one of the period’s most popular producers of majolica and this example demonstrates their distinctive Japanese-inspired designs.

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