Spode Byron Blue Transferware Relish Dish Girl crossing Stream w/ Dogs
Brand Copeland Spode
EARLY SPODE COPELAND PASTORAL SCENE SAUCER PLATE
Here is one of my favorite transferware designs ever produced on Staffordshire pottery. This is an early relish dish from a lazy Susan. Made by famed English potter Spode, it is in the difficult to find pattern entitled Byron and is equally difficult to find in blue and white and this piece in particular. The Byron pattern features a different scene on each different piece. This is one of my favorite scenes of a young woman with a goat a dog walking across a shallow stream. She is also carrying a dog in her arms. The detail in the transfer is exquisite!
The Byron pattern features scenes on the series with artwork by J.C. Horsley. John Calcott Horsley designed in 1840 the first ever commercialy produced Christmas card, commissioned by Henry Cole. He was also the rector of the Royal Academy where he campaigned against the use of nude models.
Measures: Appx 6" across x 3” x 1”
No chips or cracks, a little crazing is present