Tag Archives: George Jones

The Whimsy of English Majolica

Majolica’s birth to the World in 1851 at an exhibition held at London’s Crystal Palace is credited to the Frenchman Léon Arnoux and his work at Minton. It is defined by its rich use of lead glazed enamel colors combined with its strong modeling in the Victorian taste. Certainly, inspired by their Renaissance predecessors though fundamentally different than the earlier tin glazed earthenware.

Minton was a firm at the forefront of manufacture along with Wedgwood, George Jones, Joseph Holdcroft, Thomas Forester, and numerous others.… Read More

Troy Dawson Chappell Collection of English Pottery Leads Skinner’s April Auction of Fine Silver, European Ceramics & Decorative Arts

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present its spring auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts in its Boston gallery on Friday, April 8 at 10AM. With over 700 lots on offer, the auction will feature Part I of the Troy Dawson Chappell Collection of 17th and 18th century English Pottery, as well as a broad range of fine silver flatware and hollowware from the United States and Europe; ceramics from England and the Continent; and European fine and decorative arts of the 16th through early 20th centuries.… Read More

Minton’s Victorian Majolica

Victorian majolica was produced in Britain by at least twenty-five to thirty manufacturers, including major potteries such as Wedgwood and George Jones, from the 1850s right through until the turn of the twentieth century. The French, Germans and Americans also manufactured their own majolica, with little similarities in style and enameling to their British counterparts.