Very Rare Blue & White'NEPTUNE. Or'THE APOTHEOSIS OF NELSON' Pattern.
Pierced, Oval, Footed Plate 10.5" x 8.25". Depicting Neptune with his Trident. Riding his Chariot Across the Waves with Britannia by his Side.
Produced by an Unknown Potter. Shortly after the Death of Nelson in 1805. A Superb Unmarked Blue & White Cabinet Plate entitled NEPTUNE (or The Apotheosis of Nelson) Pattern. This name is used for a pattern which shows Neptune with his trident, riding across the waves with Britannia in his chariot.
The border contains four heads in medallions each with female supporters, alternating with groups of military accoutrements. Williams expresses the opinion that the heads may represent various famous seamen such as Nelson, Howe, Collingwood or Jervis.
He calls it the Victory Pattern but is has also frequently been called'The Apotheosis of Nelson', a title implying the deification or release from earthly life of the famous Admiral. III: Coysh 2 151; S. This Really is a Super Piece - Very Rare - a Delight to look at - being full of Stories, Mythical Creatures and Movement. Please see the photographs to appreciate the quality and detailing of this piece since they form part of the description. There is discoloured crazing to the glaze throughout - which, although it is visible, adds to the age and character of this piece.The pierced band is in Excellent condition with no cracks. There is a very small chip to the face of the plate. There is a short, fine hairline crack to the rim of the plate. Diameter 10.5" (26cm) x 8.25" (21cm). This Plate has no visible Backstamp and is Recorded as being an'Unknown' Potter. Link at the top of the page.
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The item "RARE'NEPTUNE' OR'THE APOTHEOSIS OF NELSON' PATTERN BLUE & WHITE PIERCED PLATE" is in sale since Wednesday, August 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Pottery\Blue & White Transfer Ware\Other Blue & White". The seller is "poppycollectablesuk" and is located in Derby, Derbyshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.