First Period Worcester Dish 18th Century Showing Scholars in Ancient Ruins
Provenance: The Collection of Edith Wolf
Edith was the sole owner of Bardith Antiques in New York City for over forty years.
When she traveled, she would often purchase items for her private collection.
She loved 18th and early 19th-century porcelain and pottery and was particularly passionate about studying early English and French porcelain.
This plate was made in the Worcester factory in the Dr. Wall, First Period circa 1770. In late 18th century England, there was great interest in ancient Greece and Rome. The ancient ruins of Pompei and Herculaneum had been excavated in the mid 1700’s and this type of neoclassic design was quite popular.
Dimensions: 9″ diameter