Also Called :
Early 19th Century
Price Range :
17 1/2″ wide x 20″ long
8 lbs. 3 oz.
Rowland’s Antiques, Buck’s County, PA-1966
Description: This very large platter is an oddity. It is neither quite round or what is generally considered oval. It is 2 1/2″ out of being round as its 17 1/2″ x 20″ dimensions suggest. As the shape is quite different from oval platters we decided to give it a page of its own. Originally it was one of a pair we bought almost 50 years ago in PA. Unfortunately, its twin (17 3/4′ x 20 1/8″) survived until a few years ago when one day it and its wall hanger fell onto a tile floor and was badly smashed, our greatest loss over our collecting years.
The rim is quite thin porcelain, the decoration and color are superb and, the rain cloud border is quite fancy (see last picture). The bottom is unglazed and there are no decorations on the undersides. We believe these platters may have been made for the European market and eventually found their way to the U. S.
We would be delighted to hear from anyone that has a similar platter.