A beautiful little platter or serving dish printed in medium to dark blue with a classical pattern of chariots and figures around a central panel of vine leaves. The Greek key and anthemion border has six medallions with figures on a stippled ground. In excellent condition - no chips, cracks or restoration and only a little wear in places to the painted ochre rim. Rare to find, especially in such good order. Unmarked, though attributed to Herculaneum (a marked piece has yet to be found). Width 26.75cm (10.5in)
A slightly smaller dish is illustrated in Coysh and Henrywood's 'The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880, Volume II' page 97.