WHY WE LOVE IT: An early 19th century blue and white platter decorated in the neoclassical “Greek Pattern” made by Herculaneum in England, circa 1810.
The platter shows white figures on a cobalt blue ground. The center is decorated with flying horses drawing chariots and figures in classical dress. The border is decorated with a row of acanthus leaves and two rows of variations on the Greek Key design.
21″ wide x 16.5″ deep x 1.5″ height
Background of the Herculaneum Factory: The Herculaneum Pottery was started in Liverpool, England in 1793. The factory made creamware and pearl-glazed creamware pottery as well as bone china porcelain. The National Museums Liverpool has a fine collection of Herculaneum ceramics.