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Rectangular two-handled dish from a dessert service: C.9.7-2013

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Rectangular two-handled dish from a dessert service

Maker(s)

Factory: Spode

Entities

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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. Rectangular with a shaped edge and rounded corners, two crabstock handles with foliated terminals on the two short ends, and deep curved sides, standing on an oval footring.
The inside of the dish is decorated with a rectangular reserve edged in gold and painted in polychrome with china aster and crowfoot. Outside there are two raised floral sprays reserved in a pale blue ground, with polychrome floral sprays in each corner, a rose, daffodil, hearts ease and a red flower. There is a gold band round the edge. The base is painted in purple enamel with ‘China Aster & Crowfoot//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

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.4 cm
Length: 28.5 cm
Width: 17.8 cm

Relative size of this object

28.5 cm7.4 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

(2013-10-14) by Bonhams

Dating

Early 19th Century
George IV
Circa 1820 CE - 1825 CE

Note

This pattern was introduced in about 1813 or 1814 and remained popular for many years. When sold by Bonham's the Trelissick dessert service was dated to c. 1825.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ground colour ( pale blue) enamel ( polychrome) gold
Handles

Materials used in production

Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, moulded with integral floral reliefs, decorated with pale blue ground colour, painting in polychrome enamels, and gilding
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: China Aster & Crowfoot
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in purple enamel
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Spode/2004
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in pale purple enamel
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: RSC in monogram over SPODE’ printed in black, and below S.81 in red ink
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in red ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9.7-2013
Primary reference Number: 197511
Old object number: S 81
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 December 2013 Updated: Wednesday 9 June 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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