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Sauce tureen, cover and stand: C.9.3 & A & B-2013

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Sauce tureen, cover and stand

Maker(s)

Factory: Spode

Entities

Categories

Description

Bone china, decorated with moulded floral reliefs reserved in a pale blue ground, flower painting in polychrome enamels, and gilding

Bone china, decorated with moulded reliefs reserved in a pale blue ground, painting in polychrome enamels, and gilding. The hemispherical bowl has a butterfly handle on opposing sides, and is supported on a circular slightly concave foot rising up in the middle to an anulet at its junction with the bowl. The cover is slightly domed and rises up in the middle to a circular platform on which is a butterfly knob. On one side of the rim there is a D-shaped aperture to admit a spoon. The circular stand has shallow sloping sides, a raised band surrounding the central reserve, and a slightly concave underside.
The inside of the tureen is decorated with sprays of daffodil and moss rose surrounded by a gold circle. Outside this there is a pale blue border painted with four polychrome stems of tulip, vetch, ranunculus and tulip, and a wide horizontal gold band. The outside has pale blue border with four raised floral sprays in reserve between which are four floral sprays painted in polychrome enamels with a gold band below, and a thicker band on the rim. The foot has a plain pale blue border with a narrow inner gold band and a thicker band on the edge. The handles are entirely gilt. The underside of the base is painted in purple enamel ‘Daffodil & Moss Rose/Spode 2004’. The cover (A) has a central polychrome stems of purple poppy & crowfoot around the gold butterfly knob, and a pale blue border with three reserved raised floral sprays with three polychrome floral stems of rose, tulip and lily-of-the-valley between them, edged by a gold band. The underside is painted in purple with ‘Purple poppy &/crowfoot./Spode 2004’. The stand (B). has stems of two-coloured marigold and bird eye in the centre, and a border ensuite with the other pieces, but with stems of rose, white edged poppy and purple convoluvulus. The underside is inscribed in purple enamel ‘Two Coloured Marigold & Bird eye/Spode, 2004.’

Notes

History note: Ronald Spencer Copeland (1918-2002); William Copeland (b. 1966); sold Bonham’s 23-24 July, 2013, The Contents of Trelissick House including the Copeland China China Collection, Feock, nr Truro, Cornwall, day 2, part of lot 491

Legal notes

Purchased with the Applied Arts Duplicates Fund and 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 19th Century
George IV
Circa 1820 CE - 1825 CE

Note

This pattern was introduced about 1813-1814 and remained popular for many years. Bonham's dated the Trelissick service to c. 1825.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ground colour ( pale blue) enamel ( polychrome) gold
Tureen Diameter 14.8 cm Height 14.5 cm Width 19 cm
Stand Diameter 17 cm Height 2.5 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, moulded in three parts, decorated with raised floral reliefs reserved in a pale blue ground, flower painting in polychrome enamels, and gilding
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Spode/2004
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in purple enamel
  • Type: Pattern number
  • Text: S81/Ja
  • Location: On underside of cover
  • Method of creation: Painted in black ink?
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: RSC in monogram over SPODE printed in black and below 891 in red ink
  • Location: On base of tureen and underside of cover
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in red ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: S/81/Ja
  • Location: On base of cover
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label
  • Text: S/81/Jb
  • Location: On base of tureen
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9.3 & A & B-2013
Primary reference Number: 197506
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 December 2013 Updated: Monday 27 September 2021 Last processed: Monday 27 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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