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Purple Polychrome Transferware Small Plate Sailboat Pompeii Italian Scene

$9.99

Brand Booths

Here is a pretty bread or side 6 1/8" plate by Booths depicting Pompeii. The purple transfer scene features handpainted shades of green, yellow and tad of pink.

The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in the year AD 79. The eruption buried Pompeii under 4 to 6 meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire.

Measures: 6 1/8"
No chips no cracks, little crazing