Neoclassical

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  • Large Red Greekware Platter with Well and Tree Made by Herculaneum, circa 1820

    $760.00

    Herculaneum made this fabulous well and tree platter in England circa 1820. It is decorated in the “Greek” pattern with neoclassical figures and mythological scenes based on ancient Greek and Roman art. The lovely deep red color brings the white images into focus. At the center is a historic scene from Olympic history. We see Cynisca, a Spartan princess and athlete, racing a chariot at the Greek Olympic Games in 392 BC. She became the first woman to win at the Olympics.* Printed on earthenware, Herculaneum’s “Greek” pattern is transferware. The central image was taken from a 1791 collection of engravings from ancient Greek vases discovered in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies purchased by Sir William Hamilton, a British envoy to the court of Naples.

    Dimensions: 20 long x 16″ wide x 2.75″ tall.

    Condition: a hairline restored and some crackle in the glaze, both visible on the back of the platter.

  • Large Blue and White Greek Platter England circa 1810 Neoclassical Decoration

    $2,600.00

    Spode made this fabulous platter circa 1810. It is decorated in the neoclassical “Greek” pattern with classical figures and mythological scenes based on ancient Greek and Roman art. It is large, measuring 20″ x 15.5″ x 1.75″ deep, and is perfect for hanging. The pattern shows a scene from Olympic history. At the center, we see Cynisca winning the four-horse chariot race at the Greek Olympic Games in 392 BC. She became the first woman to win at the Olympics.* The rectangular platter is printed in blue with leaf and berry ground, radiating medallions, and urns containing classical scenes. This was the first multi-scene pattern introduced at the Spode factory. The central image was taken from a 1791 collection of engravings from ancient vases of Greek workmanship discovered in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies purchased by Sir William Hamilton, a British envoy to Naples court. The platter is marked on the underside with the Spode mark in underglaze blue (see image #11).

    Dimensions: 20″ x 15.5″ 1.75″ deep

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Pair Wedgwood Black Basalt Urn Neoclassical Made in England Circa 1840

    $6,500.00

    In the late 18th-century, Josiah Wedgwood and his partner Bentley designed the model for this pair of mid-9th century black basalt urns. This Wedgwood pair was made circa 1840.

    The exquisite designs were inspired by original antiquities from vases in the collections amassed by 18th-century English collectors. The urns are decorated with neoclassical scenes of figures in oval medallions. The urns are decorated with garlands of laurel and four medallions depicting: Night, Day, The Dipping of Achilles, and Hope and Plenty. They are further embellished with floral festoons and rams head handles.

    Dimensions: diameter: 7.5″ x 3.75″ across the base x 14″  tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • Small Drabware Vase Neoclassical Design Made England, Circa 1830

    $760.00

    Ridgway made this drabware vase in England circa 1830. Pressed out in a mold, this eye-catching vase has high-relief neoclassical decoration consisting of Roman-style portraits under a band of grape leaves on the vine. The handles are in the form of intertwined branches. This elegant design is finished with an egg and dart decoration around the top edge. Drabware is unlike other pottery. The rich color of all drabware stems from the fact that each piece is created using dark clay rather than white clay. Transparent glaze over the clay produces drabware’s naturally rich, saturated color.

    Dimensions: 7″ across the handles x 4.75″ diameter x 5.25″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

  • From the Collection of Mario Buatta a Neoclassical Saucer Dish England c-1810

    $360.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    Made in England circa 1820, this elegant and beautiful saucer dish has fluting which seems to form ripples in the porcelain.
    It is decorated with a single gold flower in the center surrounded by red flowers with gold stems and leaves.
    The border has red feathers and gold links.
    As were most of Mario’s choices it is simply beautiful.

    Dimensions: 8.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

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