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Bone china decorated with a reddish-brown ground, reserves painted with landscapes in polychrome enamels, and gilding: C.21 & A-2013

Object information

Current Location: In storage

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bone china decorated with a reddish-brown ground, reserves painted with landscapes in polychrome enamels, and gilding

Maker(s)

Factory: Copeland
Painter: Perry, Arthur

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Description

Bone china, decorated with a reddish-brown ground, reserves painted in polychrome enamels, and gilding. The cup is of Cottage shape. The saucer is circular with curved sides and central depression, standing on a footring. Above the carination the cup has a reddish-brown ground with on the drinker’s side a rectangular reserve with cut corners and gold frame enclosing a landscape with a ruin beside a lake with distant mountains. On either side there are reserved flowerheads, buds, leaves outlined in gold (two flowers on right and three on left). On the other side there is a large reserved flower with gold foliage and buds, flanked by smaller reserved floral sprigs with gold foliage. There are gold bands round the rim, the carination, and the foot, and down the sides of the handle. Inside there is one large gilt floral spray and two different sprigs. The inside of the saucer is decorated with a gold floral spray in a circular central reserve, a red-brown ground with one reserve framed in gold enclosing a different landscape with a ruin on an island and distant mountains, flanked by floral motifs similar to those on the cup, and further away by a smaller sprig. On the opposite side there are two large floral sprays flanking a smaller sprig. A gold band encircles the edge.

Notes

History note: Ronald Spencer Copeland (1918-2002); William Copeland (b. 1966); Bonham’s 23-24 July, 2013, The Contents of Trelissick House including the Copeland China China Collection, Feock, Trelissick, Cornwall, day 2, first part of lot 713

Legal notes

Purchased with the L.D. Cunliffe Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 20th century
George V
Production date: circa AD 1920

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( polychrome) ground colour ( reddish-brown)
Deoration composed of gold
Saucer Diameter 14 cm Height 2.2 cm
Cup Diameter 8.8 cm Height 6.8 cm Width 10.4 cm
Cup Height Height 6 cm
Handle

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Bone china

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: R7127/4
  • Location: On base of cup and saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Pattern number
  • Text: SPODE/COPELANDS CHINA/ENGLAND
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Printed underglaze in green
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: TIFFANY & Co/NEW YORK with four asterisks within a shaped cartouche
  • Location: On base of cup and saucer
  • Method of creation: Printed in brown
  • Type: Retailer's mark
  • Text: SPODE/COPELAND/ENGLAND
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Printed underglaze in green
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.21 & A-2013
Primary reference Number: 197450
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 12 November 2013 Updated: Thursday 22 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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