Adams & Bromley Majolica Apple & Pears Pattern Bread Plate c.1875
Length: 34cm (13.5 inches)
Designed as an oval tray decorated as brown bark with designs with apples, pears and leaves on the branch.
Crisp modelling and bright majolica glazes.
Adams & Bromley produced several Majolica Bread trays of differing designs with titles such as 'Corn', 'Geranium', 'Water Lily', 'Apple and Pears'.
The Adams & Bromley Apple and Pears design was very popular in the 19th century. They produced a whole range of items in this pattern, tea sets, water jugs, dessert plates, bread trays, condiments, etc.
A collection of Adams and Bromley bread trays make great wall displays or shelf displays. A single majolica bread tray makes a great centre of a shelf to display other circular majolica plates around.
For more information on Adams & Bromley Majolica see 'Majolica Mania' Bard Graduate Centre NY, (Curatorial Advisor Nick Boston), pages 186-209