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    Posted 4 years ago

    thenewboy
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    This spectacular platter is a real favorite "display" piece that I hope to learn more about. I have not encountered any additional pieces and wondered if other collectors have serving items that match.

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    1. solver solver, 4 years ago
      What a sensational platter! Are there any maker's marks on the back? PLEASE, will you photograph the entire back and in particular, a closeup of any and all marks.

      Your platter comprises numerous Greek mythological scenes and designs, some of which were primarily depicted by Spode for their series of Greek patterns earthenware. I have never seen a piece that consists of so many design elements.

      The scenes are after engravings of Sir William Hamilton's collection of ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan vases. There were three publications of the prints: (1) "The complete Collection of Antiquities from the cabinet of Sir William Hamilton" by D'HANCARVILLE, published in four volumes 1767-1776; (2) "Collection of Engravings from Ancient Vases of Greek Workmanship Discovered in Sepulchres in The Kingdom of The Two Sicilies now in the Possession of Sir William Hamilton," by Wilhelm TISCHBEIN, published in three volumes starting in 1791; (3) "Outlines from the figures and compositions upon the Greek Roman and Etruscan vases of the late Sir William Hamilton," engraved by KIRK and published in 1804.
      source: http://spodeceramics.com/pottery/printed-designs/sources/source-prints/greek-pattern-source

      The scene located at 12 o'clock that surrounds the central design is "Attack of the Griffin 2" after an engraving published by Baron d'Hancarville.
      source: http://spodeceramics.com/pottery/printed-designs/sources/attack-griffin-2
    2. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      monumental piece it seems. congratulations and to you solver also
    3. solver solver, 4 years ago
      Hi, kivatinitz, and thank you. I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your collection.

      It is possible the platter is unmarked. However, I believe this platter was probably manufactured by Herculaneum Pottery, Toxteth, Liverpool, that was a short-lived company, 1796 to 1833. Herculaneum also designed a "Greek" pattern.

      From a pinterest post:
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/481674122617350018/

      Short history of Herculaneum Pottery from Wiki:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herculaneum_Pottery

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