Yesterday I passed through a tiny little town in VA called Bowling Green. There were several very nice antique shops on Main Street and beautiful large Victorian homes. In the Stone Creek Antique Shop, I came across this platter and bowl. I thought they'd be pretty with my black toile dishes and I love silhouettes. Even though they show lots of wear, they are very beautiful!
After doing some research last night, I found that they were made by Harker Pottery. Mr. Benjamin Harker emigrated from England and settled in Ohio. For 131 years he produced fine dinnerware. In the 40's and 50's you could get Harkerware as premiums at stores and theaters. His pottery business was sold in 1969 and closed in 1972.