Prices upon request. Sets of plates may be considered separately. In addition, serving pieces will be considered separately.
SPECTACULAR SET OF COPELAND SPODE PLATES AND CHARGER IN THE GREEK PATTERN
The set consists of twelve dinner plates, 10.45” diam., and a rare find, a charger, 12.5” diam. The 6 luncheon plates, 9” diam., have been SOLD!
In addition, a very rare serving bowl has been added to the collection. Although the pattern stems from the early 19th century, it has been made in a variety of colors, and this particular set was made around 1914, in a cranberry or light burgundy color which is most appealing.
The Greek pattern was Spode's most important design inspired by classical culture and produced in many different versions. The border design comprises four different vases, which remain constant throughout the design, with four different figurative panels, which vary from piece to piece. The main source for many of the pattern's scenes was a book published in 1804, based on the collection of Sir William Hamilton. This work featured engravings taken from an earlier publication which featured hand colored engravings of Greek pottery, which had been excavated from the buried cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii
The dinner plates are in very good condition. Registration number is #638277, c. 1914. It has the Copeland Spode trademark on the back, including the GREEK pattern name, and Made in England. The luncheon plates have a registration number, Rd.639277, with similar markings. The Charger or Meat Platter, 12.5” diam., is in excellent condition and has similar trademarks on the back with a printed registration number, Rd.No 639277. COPELAND is impressed on the plate back.