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Plate from a Dessert Service: C.9.26-2013

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Plate from a Dessert Service

Maker(s)

Factory: Spode

Entities

Categories

Description

Bone china, decorated with moulded reliefs reserved in a pale blue ground, painting in polychrome enamels, and gilding. Circular with an alternately long and short arcs round the edge, slightly concave rim, and shallow curved well, standing on a footring. In the centre there is a stem of bluebells and a white convolvulus. The rim has three raised white floral sprays reserved in a pale blue ground alternating with three polychrome enamel sprays: a pink rose and two buds, a purple flower and a red flower. A narrow gold band runs round the inner edge and a broader gold band runs round the outer edge. The base is painted in red enamel ‘Spode/2004’.

Notes

History note: Ronald Spencer Copeland (1918-2002); 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, Trelissick, 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

Diameter: 21.4 cm
Height: 2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Note

This botanical pattern, Spode no. 2004, was introduced in 1813 or 1814 and remained popular for many years. This plate belonged to a dessert service, accompanied by breakfast, tea and coffee ware, formerly in the Copeland collection at Trelissick in Cornwall. When sold in 2013, the service was dated c. 1825 by Bonham's cataloguer.

School or Style

botanical

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ground colour ( pale blue) enamel gold

Materials used in production

Glaze
Bone china

Techniques used in production

Pressing : Bone china, press-moulded and decorated with pale blue ground colour, painting in polychrome enamels, and gilding
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: name of factory and pattern number

  • Text: Spode/2004
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: RSC over SPODE and below in red ink S81.
  • Location: On base
  • 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
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.9.26-2013
Primary reference Number: 197543
Old object number: S 81Ri
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 17 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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