19th C. Spode Ironstone Platter – “Ship Pattern” #3067

19th C. Spode Ironstone Platter – “Ship Pattern” #3067

$250.00Price

Ironstone printed platter with printed design and inpainting. c. 1820.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 12½” x 9”.

 

Decoration:

The border of the plate is decorated with colorful flowers against a gray ground, with a few sprays flowing beyond. This border pattern, called "Ship Border, became very popular and was often used by Spode with other central designs,

 

 The central scene is surrounded by a Meissen-style gold and puce border.

 

The foreground image is of a mother and child next to a large building.

 

In the background is a shoreline with buildings, and beyond there is a European sailing ship. The impression is of a harbor which the ship may either be approaching or leaving.

 

The pattern copies 18th Century Chinese export designs.

 

The reverse bears a printed Spode “Stone China” mark and a painted pattern number.

 

References:

“Spode”, Leonard Whiter

 

Condition: Minor surface wear; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.