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Spode "Willis" Pattern “New Stone” Plate

Spode "Willis" Pattern “New Stone” Plate


Spode plate with printed design and inpainting, circa 1820.


Dimensions: Approximately 8” in diameter.



The rim is decorated with three colorful floral sprays.


The central design is surrounded by a gilt spearhead border.


That design is composed of flowering trees, sacred fungus, and butterfly in flight.


The reverse bears an impressed mark “SPODES NEW STONE”. In his book “Spode & Copeland Marks”, Robert Copeland suggests that this mark was used after a new formula for its “Stone China” was introduced around 1821.


The Willis pattern is illustrated in Smith, “Spode & Copeland. Over 200 Years of Fine China and Porcelain” at pages 43 and 55.


Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage.

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