Blue Transferware Well & Tree Platter Copeland Spode RURAL SCENES Sheep Cows Ducks w/ Hops Border


Brand Spode Copeland

Spode Copeland Duncan Rural Scenes

This antique blue and white platter has a charming pastoral scene with cattle grazing near a stream by a water mill.  There is a flock of sheep behind them in distance

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BLUE TRANSFER WARE Well & Tree MeatPlatter
 hops and vines border

In 1849, W T Copeland commissioned artist Edward Duncan to paint a series of sepia water colors to inspire a selection of tableware. In the following year Copeland Spode registered the new Rural Scenes pattern. It was produced subsequently without a border design and was called Duncan Scenes. Around 1878 the production was limited and printed in brown on cream bodied eartherware in Amien embossed shape with Gadroon rims. The Copleand family retained a dinner set in this pattern. This plate is a wonderful example of the series...for collectors or for a lover of sheep and rural scenery.

Measures: 16 1/2”

Condition:  no chips or cracks, little crazing

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