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Plate: C.12-2013

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unidentified

Entities

Categories

Notes

History note: Robert Spencer Copeland (1918-2002); by descent to William Copeland (b. 1966)

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.8 cm
Height: 2.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2013-10-14) by Bonhams

Dating

19th Century, Mid#
Circa 1840 CE - 1845 CE

Note

This plate is decorated in the style of the plates from the Sèvres' Empress Catherine Service of 1778, but with floral motifs substituted for the cameos on the rim, and a bouquet of flowers for the wreath enclosing the Empress's cypher in the centre. The Fitzwilliam Museum has a Sèvres plate from the Empress Catherine Service, see C.51-1961

School or Style

Sèvres style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ground colour enamel gold

Materials used in production

or bone china Soft-paste porcelain
presumed Lead-glaze

Techniques used in production

Moulding
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: interlaced LLs enclosing aa
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in brown
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: SS
  • Location: On base below the imitation Sèvres mark
  • Method of creation: Painted in brown
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: CP
  • Location: On base above other mark
  • Method of creation: Painted in black
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: script B
  • Location: On base below other marks
  • Method of creation: Painted in black enamel
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: rectangular pale brown label (probably white or cream originally)

  • Text: Presented about the year/1848 by the Late Lord/Lonsdale to Alderman/M.T. Copeland M.P.
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white stick-on label with scalloped edge

  • Text: R.S.C./99
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: RSC/99
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-2013
Primary reference Number: 197415
Old object number: RSC 99
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Tuesday 22 October 2013 Updated: Thursday 22 October 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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