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Antique Pratt ware vases - pair in Greek revival style with Rams head handles

Antique Pratt ware vases - pair in Greek revival style with Rams head handles
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Location: Hillarys, WA

Item Details


  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Originating Region: England
  • Era: 1800s
  • Colour: Matte Black

For your consideration, and for those who seek a truly unique item or 2 of Pratt ware, this stunning and unusual pair of Vases in the Greek Revival style that is famous in Pratt ware.

The Classical Greek Revival style was a popular aesthetic movement in the 19th century. It was favoured for it's classical mythology motifs and the clean lines in the decoration.  It started gaining favour in the early 1800's, particularly around the 1820's in both architecture and the decorative arts. 

By the late 1800's, especially around 1860-1870, this revival gained a remarkable popularly in society, especially in pottery. Two finishes are in demand, the red and the matte black.  The figures in the Pratt "Old Greek" has a signature tint of ‘lilac’ in the colorway.  The transfer process was used to print the scenes on the pottery, which is really an Earthenware porcelain, then hand coloured on top with the signature lilac glaze and other trim colours including touches of gold. 

The J.Pratt & Co. by Fenton in Staffordshire, England produced this pattern from 1851-1878.  All of these pieces were acquired from antique dealers in England or Wales between 1960-1972.  These 2 particular pieces were acquired from an estate sale in Perth, Australia, probably from someone who has owned them before immigrating to Australia years ago, as so many English people have, and settled in Perth.

Features Rams head & horn handles, in gold and pale orange with black Greek fret design borders and with these – although no mark appears on the base, we have been assured from experts in their field that the 2 are authentic Pratt ware pieces.  Truly magnificent !
Interestingly there are 2 only slight imperfections which look to be where the white glaze has been smudged by the maker/painter of these, and a finger print appears on the base, and under the rim of one vase- a brush stroke and smudge (see images).  Hardly noticeable but could be of historic significance!!
If you would like to see any more detailed images please message us.
The vases measure:
  approx 42cm high and 20cm wide at the widest point (diameter).

Truly stunning statement pieces that would be a fine addition to any collector's home 

and are only to be sold as a pair, we will not separate them!

References:  http://antiquelegacies.com/Fenton___Pratt_and_Co.html

Kovel,  Ralph and Terry: Dictionary of Marks Pottery and Porcelain. Crown Publishers Inc., New York 1953.

Moore, N. Hudson:  The Old China Book. Tudor Publishing Co. New York, 1903.


CONDITION:  These are in great condition with no chips or cracks.   Slightly imperfect hand painting as is the nature of hand painted then glazed objects of the era. 

The crazing in the glaze is consistent with the age of the item (Circa 1851-1878).

I try to describe every item in detail and check for any damage.

Of course these items will require individual boxing in special wrap and bubble polystyrene beads to ensure safe shipping, so postage costs will be determined for you prior, please ask for a costing.  

Sizes posted are for EACH box, not together.

If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me right away!

PLEASE READ:  We will gladly combine purchases where possible to save on shipping and insurance costs. Sorry for any photo glare. Buyer to pay all shipping and insurance costs. We ship Priority Mail through the post office which includes delivery confirmation, or International courier upon request. Satisfaction guaranteed with a 14 day return policy if item is not as described. Any applicable sales tax to be paid by purchaser. Item may be returned for refund of full selling price once item is received by seller and in same condition as at the time of the purchase. Item must be returned within 14 days of receiving item and e-mail must be sent prior to shipping to explain reason for return. Thank you.

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