Copeland-Spode English Tray with Blue Transferware Decorations
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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Elegant and refined English octagonal ceramic tray; on the white background, soft and rich blue decorations have been executed using the transferware method; in the center, we find the poetic and graceful representation of the Severn River and the town of Bridgnorth (the name of this decoration is "Severn"), while the edges of the tray are adorned with sumptuous and spectacular flower and leaf decorations. The Severn River is the longest river in the United Kingdom (350 km), rising in Wales and flowing into the Bristol Channel; Bridgnorth is an ancient Saxon settlement; observing the view of the river and town from his castle at Bridgnorth King Charles I Stuart (1600-1649) said "the most beautiful sight in all my kingdom". On the back of the tray, there are 3 imprinted marks including one with the final number 14, then we find in the center a blue mark, these indicate to us exactly that the tray was produced in Stoke-on-Trent by the Copeland-Spode company in 1914 (see mark no.1079 p.172 of "Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Mark). The Spode firm was founded in the heart of the Potteries - Stoke-on-Trent by Josiah Spode in 1770. Josiah Spode is most famous for developing the specific design technique that meant underglaze transfers could be printed on earthenware. Later, focusing on porcelain production, Josiah Spode pioneered the development of a new form of porcelain, originally called "Stoke China," before establishing the name we know today, "Bone China." After his untimely and unexpected death in 1797, Josiah Spode's son took over the family business and continued his father's quest to develop quality pottery. In 1833, the company was purchased by William Copeland and Thomas Garrett, and the brand name was changed to Copeland Spode. In 1847 Copeland became the sole owner. At Spode, they say" We are motivated by a revolutionary spirit, inspiring our modern collections while keeping our unique British heritage alive." Spode is still made in Britain and has now become synonymous with British ceramics. Measures width cm.37, depth cm.28, height cm.3. The tray is in good condition. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.
Place of origin:
3H x 37W x 28D
1,18H x 14,57W x 11,02D
Creator / Artist:
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The tray is in good condition.
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