1894 Gilded Blue Transferware Plate Copeland Spode RURAL SCENES by DUNCAN Grazing Sheep
Brand Copeland Spode
Antique c. 1894-1910
Spode Copeland Duncan Rural Scenes
Stoke Upon Trent
BLUE TRANSFER WARE PLATE
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 earthenware in Amien embossed shape with Gadroon rims. The Copeland family retained a dinner set in this pattern.
This plate is done in a deep teal/steel blue with a scalloped, gilded edge. I bought several pieces of this particular set and I believe it was a custom set for a retailer Oxford Street in London
as some pieces have an additional retailer mark on the back, which was what high end department and specialty stores often did when purchasing for their own stores/brand. plus I ha e never come across this particular color in this pattern.
Condition: Very good, a little wear to the gilded rIm around the edges. NO chips or cracks.
Marked: I have a few of these plates which are impressed with the word Copeland and a B below. Some have an additional number or letter combination of 5 &/0r Y 80
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