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Partridge Majolica Game Pie Dish Made by George Jones, Ca. 1867

US$3,000

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A majolica game pie dish designed by George Jones circa 1867-1869 in the ‘Partridge’ shape. The game pie dish is decorated with a lovely turquoise majolica glaze and a stylized wheat pattern on the body. Atop the lid is a realistic partridge, referencing the dish’s original function to cook and serve game pie. The dish retains its original liner in excellent condition, which is extremely rare. Although depictions of deathly imagery on a decorative object may today seem strange, majolica game pie dishes reflect Victorians’ complicated understanding of man’s place in nature, which was entangled with issues of science, morality, and mortality. The dish’s realistic, dead partridge asserts man’s triumph over nature, echoing Darwin's contemporary publication discussing evolution and natural order. The wheat pattern on the body promotes the design idea of form following function, which Victorians viewed as morally correct. Dimensions: 10 in. L x 7 in. W x 6 1/2 in. H (25.4 cm L x 17.8 cm W x 16.5 cm H) Condition: Excellent. Minor chips to glaze around rim. Literature: Blake-Roberts, Gaye and Susan Weber. “From Teapots to Flowerpots: The Use of Majolica in the Victorian Home” In Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915 vol. 1, ed. Susan Weber et al. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020. Identical example illus. pg 125 Fig. 5.35. Cluett, Robert E. George Jones Ceramics 1861-1951. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1998. Identical example illus. pg 42.

Details

  • Creator
    George Jones (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)Width: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Depth: 7 in. (17.78 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1867-1869
  • Condition
    Minor losses. Minor chips to glaze around rim.
  • Seller Location
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 2021.15.21stDibs: LU5643224911262

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