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Match Strikers are VERY collectible, and we were SO excited to find one in one of our very favorite patterns.
The Classical Greek Revival style was a huge aesthetic movement in the 19th century, favored for it's classical mythology motifs and the clean lines in the decoration. It started gaining favor in the early 1800's, particularly around the 1820's in architecture and the decorative arts.
By the late 1800's, especially around 1860-1870, this revival strengthened and gained a huge popularity in society. It became the most stylish subject for a broad range of porcelain and pottery. There were many 'revival' periods during the Victorian age, the 'Classical Greek Revival' being just one of them.
This match strike is a great example of what made this style so popular. There is much detail in the figures and their faces and clothing. It also shows a scene typical to the Greeks, with the woman and her draped clothing with a chariot.
The matte black is such a sophisticated finish to porcelain and pottery, and the figures in the Pratt 'Old Greek' scene has a tint of lilac in the colorway. Pratt by Fenton, Staffordshire, made several pieces in this pattern, and they are highly collectible today. They used the transfer process to print the scenes on the pottery, which is really an Earthenware porcelain. We can't get enough of Greek & Roman Classic themed pieces, and this would be the perfect start to add some neoclassical elements into your home. Just add some wooden stick matches inside, group with your other Greek/Roman pieces or other match strikes, and you have a super chic vignette!
The J.Pratt & Co. by Fenton in Staffordshire, England produced this pattern from 1851-1878. This piece is from the late 1800's, circa 1875.
DIMENSIONS: Opening for matches approximately 1¼"diameter, total diameter of piece approximately 3"diameter; 2¼"H
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