History Talk on Trenton-Made Majolica Pottery at Ellarslie
“MAJOLICA GRAPE LEAF BOWL”: This late 19th century piece was made by Trenton’s Mayer Brothers’ Arsenal Pottery. A talk on Majolica pottery and its place in Trenton’s pottery industry will be given at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion.
In conjunction with the colorful Majolica display on view at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, co-curator David Bosted will give a talk on the pieces and their place in Trenton’s storied pottery industry. The talk, “Trenton-made Majolica of the Late 19th Century,” will be given twice: at 2 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, located in historic Cadwalader Park. Attendees may sign up in advance at ellarslie.org.
The showcased pieces were made by Trenton’s Eureka and Mayer Brothers/Arsenal. Some of the pieces are part of the Trenton City Museum’s renowned pottery collection, and others are on loan from co-curator Karl J. Flesch. Information on Trenton-made Majolica is available at ellarslie.org/trenton-made-majolica.