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Below you'll find you can shop our Shantique Gallery at Ruby Lane by the categories of Function, Country of Origin, Pottery Type & Style, or Manufacturer.  Each of these categories is futher divided into specific sub-categories, such as Vases in the Function category or Germany in the Country of Origin category.  Just click on the links below to see all our inventory in your particular category of interest.

If you have nothing particular in mind and simply want to wander around the shop and see everything,
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Delphin Massier Iris Vase
French Garnissage Ewer
Victorian English Majolica Vase
French Majolica Garnissage Jardiniere
Bernhard Bloch Eichwald Cobalt Jardiniere
Italian Florentine Salvini Raffaelesco Bowl
Bloch Eichwald Majolica Centerpiece
Bernhard Bloch Majolica Centerpiece
Belgian Majolica Drip Glaze Garniture Set
Carl Gebauer Pair Vases
Austrian Majolica Gerbing & Stephan Compote
St. Clement Majolica Parrot Pitcher
English Victorian Majolica Vase
Hull Sunglow Flamingo Vase
French Majolica Frie Onnaing Narcisse Vase
French Figural Majolica Gentleman
German Majolica Cherub Vase
Arnoux Art Deco Vase
French Majolica Delphin Massier Iris Vase
Czech Majolica Grape Plate
Coramusi Italian Maiolica Cache Pot
White & Platinum Art Nouveau Vase
French Faience Sarreguemines Confetti Sugar
French Majolica Orchies Oyster Platter
Griffin Smith & Hill Etruscan Majolica Sugar
Chinese Export Trade Porcelain Famille Rose Rooster
French Majolica St. Clement Cherry Plate
French Majolica Vallauris Knife Rests
Chinese Export Trade Porcelain Purple Rooster
French Majolica Orchies Asparagus Server
French Impressionist Fontainebleau Rety Vase
German Place Card Holder
Austrian Majolica Basket

We make several buying trips to Europe each year to scour the countryside for treasures to bring to you. We discovered that buying and selling majolica is a wonderful way to share our passion for this exquisite art pottery and enjoy pieces we never would have been able to own privately. We hope that you enjoy browsing through our store, and please check back often as we are constantly adding to our inventory.

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A Sneak Peak into the Library... 

A Collector's Guide
What It Is, What It Isn't, Where It Came From, & How to Recognize It

What it is: By definition, majolica (with a J) is soft-paste earthenware that has been fired to the biscuit stage, then coated with an opaque lead or tin (or both) glaze, which is allowed to dry.  After this preliminary glaze dries, the decoration is painted on with bright, colorful metal-oxide glazes.  The piece is then fired again, resulting in the brilliant and glossy finish for which majolica is most well-known...Read more

Origin of the character pitcher:  Though the English Toby jug may be better known, it owes its basic form to a faience jug that became popular in the Netherlands, Flanders, and the north of France in the 1500’s, more than 200 years before the first Toby appeared on English shores.  While the official history of these Delft pitchers is lost to time, the legend of their origin lives on.  Their creation is credited to the colorful and romantic Jacqueline de Baviére (b. 1401; d. 1436), the countess of Hainaut, Zeeland, and Holland...Read More

The Beginning: In 1790, three tobacco merchants founded a pottery in the town of Sarreguemines (pronounced Sahr-guh-mean) on the left bank of the Sarre River at the confluence of the Sarre and Blies Rivers in the Lorraine region of France.  Inhospitable circumstances forced them to abandon their project after less than ten years.  In 1800, Paul Utzschneider, a young Bavarian, acquired the pottery, and under his inspired leadership, and that of his son-in-law, Alexandre de Geiger, who assumed management of the company in 1836, the pottery at Sarreguemines soon took its place amongst the stars in the ceramics world.  They were best known for their “faience fine” (tin-glazed earthenware)...Read More 

Table of Sarreguemines Pottery Marks

Table of Sarreguemines Printed Marks

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