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Plate: C.14-2013

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Copeland




Bone china, decorated in Kashmir tyle with pink and green ground colours, polychrome enamels and gilding

Bone china, pressed, painted in royal blue, turquoise blue, pale green, pink, dark rose pink, red and black enamels, and profusely gilt. The plate is circular with alternately long and short shallow arcs round the edge, a sloping rim, shallow curved sides and flat centre, standing on a footring. In the middle of a white area in the centre there is a twelve-pointed star motif with a gold ground overlaid by a central dark pink rose surrounded by twelve black stems with tiny blue and pink flowers. The rest of the well and sides are decorated with a ‘Kashmir’ design comprising a continuous wavy black stems, stylized buds with blue outlines and six green leaves overlaid by intricate gold and black floral motifs, intersperced with small paisley motifs with gold grounds overlaid by blue and pink flowers. The space between the ends of the motifs has a pink ground overlaid by tiny gilt floral motifs, and on the edge there are twelve blue, red and gold half star motifs, and a gold band.


History note: Ronald Spencer Copeland (1918-2002); by descent to William Copeland (b. 1966);sold Bonham’s 23-24 July 2013, The Contents of Trelissick House including the Copeland China China Collection, Feock, near Truro, Cornwall, 2nd day, second part of lot 674

Legal notes

Purchased with the L.D. Cunliffe Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24 cm
Height: 2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Late#
Victoria I
Circa 1870 CE - 1875 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of ground colour ( pink and green) enamel ( royal blue, turquoise blue, pale green, pink, dark rose pink, red and black) gold

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, moulded, and decorated with polychrome enamels and gilding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: very small interlaced Cs with COPELAND below
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in green
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.14-2013
Primary reference Number: 197417
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 22 October 2013 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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