Modra openwork plates from the 19th century to the present day

Modra openwork plates from the 19<sup>th</sup> century to the present day

Daniel Ozdín

From at least the mid-19th century, when according to available information, members of the Kitt family were the first to bring the production of majolica to Modra, Modra ceramics included alongside the production of traditional dinner and soup plates, bowls and other jugs and bottles, that of products used for decorative purposes. These products included, for example, various decorated figural or comical jugs, very rarely jugs with relief figural motifs as well as different vases and plates where the aesthetic finish and use as decorative item were more important than their practical use in households. Although jugs in particular had a practical function, in those which have been preserved until today, it was mainly their decorative function that was dominant. Plates which had a purely decorative function included openwork plates.

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