Set of Ten Spode 'Stone China' 

Set of Ten Spode 'Stone China' "Willis Pattern" (Indian Tree) Plates

Code: 10840

Dimensions:

Di: 24.8cm (9.8")

£125.00

A Set of Ten (10) Spode 'Stone China' "Willis Pattern" (Indian Tree) Plates
Black printed mark, manuscript pattern number '2147' (where written)
Hand-enamelled in famille rose palette with gilding over a transfer printed outline on stoneware pottery 
Staffordshire, England
Circa 1825

Measures:-
Each 24.8 cm diameter

This early 19th Century Spode design, with pattern number 2147, was first recorded in 1814. The pattern with flowering peonies and prunus blossom, a butterfly in flight (in various colours) and with three floral sprays / garlands to the rim is in imitation of a Chinese Yongzheng period (1723-1735) original. It is known as the 'Willis' pattern. It is illustrated pages 43 and 55 of Smith, “Spode & Copeland. Over 200 Years of Fine China and Porcelain” pages 43 and 55 and Colour Plate IX of Leonard Whiter, "Spode".

The black printed 'SPODE Stone-China' marks used hereon indicate a dateline of before 1830.

An additional plate is included (making 11 in total).

Condition:-
Generally in good condition. Light surface wear, firing faults and discolouration as expected. One plate has two chips to the front, one plate has a chip to the back of the rim and two rim frits. All plates still 'ring' with no indication of cracks.  other has surface wear; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.