Shell and seaweed pattern Majolica bowl
"Etruscan" brand of Griffen, Smith, and Hall
Pattern introduced 1879
Majolica is a brightly colored, tin-glazed earthenware that became popular in Britain in the 1850s. By the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, the craze had spread to the U. S. The shell and seaweed pattern was the most popular and established Griffen, Smith and Hall as the primary American makers of majolica. The company closed in 1893 due to a combination of fire and changing consumer tastes.