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Dresden Platter with Parrot Pheasant Peacock Bird of Paradise
Whoever created this large Dresden platter must have had a penchant for P's and colorful birds for featured on its surface are Peacocks, Pheasants, Parrots and Paradise Birds all excellently detailed and vibrantly hued. As mentioned it is large measuring just over 18 inches long, 12 inches wide, 1.75 inches tall and is thicker and heavier than you would expect. It is marked "Dresden, White Granite" on the bottom which identifies it as being made by the Potters Co-Op Company of East Liverpool, Ohio between 1882 and 1925 (though we tend to think it was made between 1882 and 1900 given the popularity of Parrots during that time). The platter is quite old and looks it as crazing abounds, along with staining, extensive wear to the gold and wear to the Bird of Paradise's tail. No chips or cracks, however, and despite its age related faults we still found it quite interesting and arresting and think you will, too. Certain to be rare so if you love it, get it as you're likely to never see another.
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