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Majolica Mania at Bard Graduate Center [New York]

A watercolour depicting a large room with beamed ceiling, stained and leaded windows, decorative tiles on walls and friezes between the two windows; a fountain in the centre. This watercolour is a design for the Royal Dairy in Windsor Home Park. Below are
Windsor Home Park: design for the Royal Dairy ©

Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850-1915
24 September 2021 - 2 January 2022

This exhibition studies the considerable impact which the colourful, imaginative and innovative ceramic innovation of the mid-nineteenth century, majolica, had on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Loaned from the Royal Collection is a design by the architect and sculptor John Thomas for the interior of the Royal Dairy in Windsor Home Park, the fittings of which included majolica tiles and fountains for cooling the room temperature, and one of a set of five majolica jardinieres and stands decorated with lilies, which may have been a Golden Jubilee gift to Queen Victoria.

Rooms and locations with objects on display