19th C. Spode Transferware Plate – “Bridge Over Lucano”
Earthenware plate with transfer printed design c. 1820. Also known as “Lucano” pattern.
Dimensions: Approximately 9⅞” diameter.
The rim is decorated with a foliage pattern.
The center is decorated with a bucolic seen of cattle, herdsmen, a river and bridge, and birds in flight.
The reverse bears a printed “Spode” mark and what may be a printed workman’s mark, as well as an impressed “Spode” mark and an impressed workman’s mark “44”. It also bears a dealer’s label.
The pattern was used by Spode and at least five other makers.
In the references listed below, there is a disagreement over the source print for this scene.
“The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. I” by Coysh and Henrywood.
“The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880 Vol. II” by Coysh and Henrywood.
“SPODE Transfer Printed Ware 1784 – 1833” by Drakeward and Holdway.
Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage.