Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures
Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures

Antique Red Greek Ware Soup Tureen Decorated with Classical Figures

c. 1810 England

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An antique red Greek ware soup tureen decorated with classical figures. The color is just glorious, and we are thrilled to be offering this tureen. In the 57 years we've been in business we have only had the red Greek ware twice. It is rare.
Both the top and the body of the tureen show classical scenes in four shield shaped and four vase shaped panels. The panels show a variety of daily scenes including men and women in conversation, women in their morning preparations for the day, and figures giving gifts. Each panel shows a unique scene.
Adding to the neoclassical design are notable red and white striped handles. Around the handle at the top of the cover are animals in a field of flowers. We see a pig, a dog, a deer, and a unicorn. The animals shown on the tureen cover are an added and charming detail.
According to the Fitzwilliam Museum the neoclassical "Greek" pattern, introduced in 1806, catered to the demand for classical subjects created by the Greek Revival style. Each piece in the service contains unique scenes derived from engravings of Greek vases in the collection of Sir William Hamilton (see images). The decoration is printed on earthenware. The Herculaneum factory made this tureen circa 1810.
In the shop we also have a set of eight dinner dishes in this pattern see 1stdibs Ref: LU866511781911.
Background:
The Herculaneum Pottery was based in Toxteth, Liverpool, England. The new company engaged about forty men from the Staffordshire Potteries. Between 1794 and 1841 the factory made creamware and pearlware pottery as well as bone china porcelain. The owners of the company christened the factory "Herculaneum", after the ancient city in Campania, Italy. The original Herculaneum was destroyed together with Pompeii by the Vesuvius eruption of ad 79.
The first productions of the Herculaneum factory were printed earthenware, which was carefully potted, and of a somewhat deeper shade than that of Wedgwood. Many of the pieces were decorated with classical figures. The company did a good trade with America. In 1800 the manufactory was considerably enlarged.
Excellent. The tureen's underplate has slight stacking wear.
Dimensions
Height 8.25 inch (20.95 cm)
Width 11.00 inch (27.94 cm)
Depth 14.25 inch (36.19 cm)
Medium
Earthenware with transfer print
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