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Decorative Plate, Currier & Ives, The Homestead In Winter, Blue & White, Vintage

Decorative Plate, Currier & Ives, The Homestead In Winter, Blue & White, Vintage

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  • Pattern: Currier & Ives, "The Homestead In Winter"
  • Vintage: 1970's - 1980's
  • Made in Japan 
  • Details:  A beautiful version of Currier and Ives, The Homestead in Winter, in blue and white!  The scene is one of the much loved, traditional lithographs designed by Currier & Ives from the 1800's to 1907.  Each lithograph depicts a different scene from America of old.  This one is blue and white and rimmed in gold.  It shows a beautiful country home, a barn across the road.  A boy carrying wood and his dog following behind him.  On the road, a sleigh being pulled by horses, there is lots of snow on the ground and many bare trees from the winter's cold.  The back is stamped: "Warning: For Decorative Purpose Only Not to be Used for Serving Foods.  Made in Japan".  There are no pre-drilled holes, you'll need a plate hanger or plate stand.  This is a beautiful collection of Old Americana and would make a lovely wall decor in a study, living room, office, or entrance hall.   A great gift for an Americana collector.  Great addition to a farmhouse or country decor.  Excellent for lovers of Blue and White decor!  We have several other Currier & Ives plates if you're interested..
  • Materials: Ceramic
  • Dimensions:  8.25 inches in Diameter
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition. There is a yellow glue residue on the back of the plate, looks to be from an old sticker.  There are no chips, scratches, or crazing on this plate, the gold border is in excellent condition as well.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
Currier and Ives was started by Nathaniel Currier in 1835.  It was a successful American printmaking firm in New York City that produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs and later colored by hand, usually by German immigrants.  In 1857 Nathaniel partnered with James Merritt Ives and the company became Currier & Ives.  Currier and Ives was the most successful company of lithographers in the U.S.   Their works included lithographs of American life with different themes like:  hunting, fishing, city life, rural scenes, historical scenes, ships, railroads, winter scenes, still lifes and so much more.  Currier died in 1888 and Ives was active in the firm until his death in 1895. Both Currier's and Ives's sons followed their fathers in the business, until they closed in 1907.  Today, original Currier and Ives prints are much sought by collectors, and modern reproductions of them are popular decorations.

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