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Plate: C.18-2013

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Copeland
Painter: Sadler, Thomas, II



Bone china, decorated with green ground colour, painting in blue, green, yellow, pink, and orange-red enamels, and gilding

Bone china, pressed, decorated with green ground colour, painting in blue, green, yellow, pink, and orange-red enamels, and gilding. Circular with a shaped edge, sloping rim, deep curved sides and flat centre, standing on a footring. In the centre there is a gilded motif comprising a central disk, and three panels of trellis diaper edge by C scrolls, surrounded by garlands. This is surrounded by a tri-lobed outline edged by gold foliated scrolls, enclosing three arrangements of roses, forget-me-nots and foliage, separated by rose spray swags linked to pendant roses. Outside this there is a green ground decorated with three gold motifs comprising a trellis-diaper panel enclosed by scrolls with further scrolls extending on both sides, and below, two swags of flowers and foliage flanking a pendant bell flower. The outer edge is gilded over raised half leaves separated by beaded scrolls.


History note: Ronald Spencer Copeland (1918-2002), Trelissick House, Feock, Trelissick; 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, second day, second part of lot 282

Legal notes

Purchased with the L.D. Cunliffe Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23 cm
Height: 3 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-20th Century, Early#
Victoria I
Edward VII
Circa 1895 CE - 1905 CE


This plate was made for the American market and bears the retailer's mark of Davis Collamore & Co. Ltd of New York. It was decorated by Thomas Sadler who had little formal education, and was trained at the factory. He became an expert flower painter, and was best known for his rose painting, which was very popular in the United States. He was active between 1892 to after 1906.

School or Style

Rococo Revival

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, pin, and orange-red) ground colour ( green) gold

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production

Pressing : Bone china, pressed, decorated with green ground colour, painting in blue, green, yellow, pink, and orange-red enamels, and gilding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T. SADLER
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Signature
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed underglaze iin green
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: Davis Collamore & Co. Ltd/FIFTH AVE & 37TH ST/NEW YORK
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in bold
  • Type: Retailer's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.18-2013
Primary reference Number: 197434
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 29 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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