AN UNUSUAL SHAPED
SPODE STAFFORDSHIRE BLUE & WHITE GREEK
PEARLWARE POTTERY DISH C.1805-25
unusual shaped Spode Staffordshire Blue and White Greek pattern
pearlware pottery dish. A fine example of Spode's Greek or Etruscan
pattern. The quality, definition and detail of the Spode factory
transfer printing is a particular feature and as good as any you will
see. It looks wonderful on display with other fine antiques and will
enhance any best
collection of fine English pottery.Those in the know will know that this unusual shaped dish is in fact a flat dessert comport... The very best of antique blue and
white transferware from Spode for the
connoisseur collector." Antiques Expert
another example of the Spode Greek pattern see Blue and White Transfer Ware
1780-1840 A.W. Coysh plate 115 page 83. This pattern probably
corresponds to the "Etruscan" pattern referred to by Jewitt
contemporary account of Staffordshire ceramics. The designs are based
published engravings by Thomas Kirk (1805) of the collection of Greek
Roman and Etruscan vases owned by Sir William Hamilton.
length 252 mm max. width 182 mm max. depth 50 mm max.
workman's mark in blue to back. No other marks which is not unusual for
examples of this pattern.
In very good decorative condition with only signs of very light use.
There is typical light crazing to glaze which is not discoloured and
does not detract. At
some point a flat rim chip at the dish edge front at 12.00 o'clock has
professionally filled and painted to a good standard. This is not
immediately obvious but is visible on close scrutiny. It does not spoil
the display qualities of this rare shaped example of one of
Spode's most desirable patterns.
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