Innovative Form/Function - Joseph Holdcroft
Majolica - Form & Function
Forms or 'shapes' related to the function of an item. Forms can be grouped into two main categories, 'useful', and 'decorative'.
Both useful and decorative wares could be found in abundance in the households of the emerging middle-classes
In the entrance hall:
In the Bedroom
Dressing table sets that might include: brush tray, trinket or ‘patch’ boxes, candlestick holders, vases, ring holders). Toilet sets: Bowls, ewers. Hidden within the bedside 'pot cupboard': Chamber pot, Spittoon.
Living Rooms & Parlours
Living rooms and parlours would be adorned with various pieces, ranging in size from modest to monumental.
Purpose designed serving pieces would be presented to table the finials and decoration often announcing the type of food contained therein...