19th C. Spode Transferware Plate – “Net” Pattern
Spode “Net” pattern plate, circa 1810.
Dimensions: Approximately “9⅞” diameter.
The border has a floral and diaper pattern into which four vignettes of Asiatic scenes are inset.
The center design gives the pattern its name "Net", because of the net background in the central medallion that contains a flower cross. This medallion is surrounded by four additional vignettes containing Chinese style landscapes, each different from the others and these, in turn, are set in a background of floral designs.
The reverse bears a printed “SPODE” mark, a dealer label, and an indecipherable handwritten label.
In addition to Spode, a number of firms produced versions of this pattern, including Herculaneum, Job Ridgway, and others.
“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.
“CHINOISERIE, Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750 - 1900” by Halliday and Zeller.
“SPODE Transfer Printed Ware 1784 – 1833” by Drakeward and Holdway.
“Spode’s Willow Pattern and other designs after the Chinese” by Copeland.
Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage.