AMERICAN MORLEY MAJOLICA CERAMIC TABLE ARTICLES, LOT OF SEVEN, each having bright polychrome enamels, comprising four open-handled leaf-form examples including a three-piece nappie set and one shallow dish, and a three-piece napkin plate set with basketweave motif. Marks to underside include "MORLEY & CO. / MAJOLLICA / WELLSVILLE, O." George Morley & Co., Wellsville, OH. Fourth quarter 19th century. 8 3/4" DOA.
Literature: Dawes - Majolica, napkin plate p. 168, fig. 296.
Five undamaged, some having moderate crazing; one nappie having hairline to handle; one plate with bruise to foot ring; leaf dish having a chip to rim and a minor chip to foot ring. Manufacturing flaws including glazed over chips and/or firing separations, as made.
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From the William D. Annable estate, Oberlin, OH.