- Pattern: Currier & Ives (Discontinued)
- Made in Chester, WV, USA
- Vintage: 1954 – 1965
- Details: A lovely little plate made by America’s oldest pottery. It is not only very old, but it is very beautiful and in great vintage condition. This plate is from the Harkerware line from Harker Pottery. It is the Bread & Butter size plate from a dinnerware set with the much loved lithographs designed by Currier & Ives from 1800’s to 1907. This plate has a plate hanger attached, we will leave it for you, it was probably only used for display because it’s in really great condition. The plate has: “The Old Homestead in Winter” scene featuring a farm with snow on the ground. There is a large barn, a farmer and horse at the doorway of the barn. A cow is nearby and many leafless trees all around. You see a sleigh in the background, the farmer might be getting the horse ready to pull that sleigh. The plate has a very pretty ruffled edge rimmed in what we believe is 22KT gold, as Harker Pottery used real gold to rim their plates. It has an old fashioned plate hanger, we think it’s pretty cool looking, left it on for you. Great gift for a pottery collector, a great accent for a small space in your winter decor. Pretty kitchen decor too!
- Material: Ceramic
- Dimensions: 6.25 inches in Diameter
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
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Harker Pottery was founded in 1840 by Benjamin Harker. Started in a log cabin in Liverpool Ohio, it remained there for 91 years. Benjamin hired a potter to teach his sons, Benjamin Harker, Jr. and George S. Harker, the trade. In the 1850’s, they were making yellowware, whiteware, as well as Rockingham inspired, brown-glazed pottery. Due to constant flooding, in 1931 they took over the old Edwin M. Knowles plant in Chester, West Virginia and moved the operations there. Harker Pottery is known as the “Oldest Pottery in America.” During their many years in business they had many successful lines including: Cameoware, Pate Sur Pate, Laurel, Hotoven Cooking ware, Harkerware, and many more. They not only made dinnerware but also clocks, rolling pins, utensils and even bathroom fixtures. According to the Collector’s Encyclopedia of American Dinnerware by Jo Cunningham, “The Jeanette Glass Company bought Harker and closed it down in March of 1972. Another company, Ohio Stoneware, Inc., made crock-pot liners in the building until it was totally destroyed by a fire in September of 1975.”