Serving Platter, Harker Pottery, “Lovelace” BakeRite, Vintage Ceramic, USA
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Serving Platter, Harker Pottery, “Lovelace” BakeRite, Vintage Ceramic, USA






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  • Pattern: Lovelace (Smooth) (Discontinued)
  • Made in Chester, WV, USA
  • Vintage: 1935 – 1950
  • Details:  This is one very special serving platter!  It is not only very old, but it is very beautiful and in great vintage condition.  It has a center design of florals and fruits in a spilling from a basket.  The colors are bright, with pink dominating the color scheme followed by orange, yellow, green and blue.  It is from the Harker Pottery “BakeRite” line which is Oven Tested and has a guaranteed 22KT  gold rim, all information stamped on the back.  This is a heavy platter, no need to worry at check-out, our price already includes the ever increasing shipping fees.  Because of the great mix of florals and fruit, we think this platter would be just at home in a Harvest decorated table, through Thanksgiving and then back out in Spring and Summer.  This is USA pottery at its best.  Great gift for a pottery collector, and pretty kitchen decor too!  
  • Material:  Ceramic
  • Dimensions:  13.5 inches Long, 10.25 inches Wide.
  • Condition:  Vintage – Used.  Excellent Condition.  Minor wear on the gold rim and light crazing, acceptable due to age/wear/use.  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. 
  • Shipping is included, (continental US only), unless otherwise noted.  This item ships Priority Mail and Insured for your protection.  AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location.

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.”

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Weight4.0 lbs
Dimensions15 × 13 × 4 in


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