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Oval dish from a dessert service: C.9.11-2013

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Oval dish from a dessert service


Factory: Spode




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

Bone china, moulded with reliefs reserved in a pale blue ground, painting in polychrome enamels, and gilding. Elongated oval dish with a wavy edge, and curved sides, standing on an oval footring.The inside of the dish is decorated with a bulging oval reserve edged in gold and painted in polychrome with a spray of Jonquil and Pheasants Eye. The border has four raised floral sprays reserved in a pale blue ground, with painted polychrome stems between them, a pink rose, a yellow crocus, a purple and white carnation and a purple flower? There is a broad gold band round the edge. The base is painted in purple enamel with ‘Jonquil & Pheasants eye/Spode,2004.


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: 4.3 cm
Length: 26 cm
Width: 17.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


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


This pattern was introduced in 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

Materials used in production

Bone china

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Jonquil & Pheasants eye
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in purple enamel
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Spode, 2004
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in purple enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: RSC in monogram printed in black, over SPODE and below, S81 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.9.11-2013
Primary reference Number: 197517
Old object number: S 81
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 December 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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