19th Century English Holdcroft Majolica Seashell
Joseph Holdcroft was the son of a potter and trained at Wedgwood in Burslem. His career started at Minton, where he was employed until 1865 when he started his own company.
His work in majolica was widely celebrated and is now very collectible. These two shell form candy dishes circa 1875, are wonderful examples of his unique glazes and natural forms. The largest is 11” by 9” by 3.5”.