Antique Brown Transferware Plate Spode Copeland Rural Scenes w/ Cows Grazing in Stream
Brand Copeland Spode
Spode Copeland Duncan Rural Scenes
Stoke Upon Trent
BROWN TRANSFER WARE PLATE
Rural, wooded scene of a man on a footbridge watching cattle graze in the stream below.
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 cows and rural scenery.
Condition: Excellent, no chips or cracks. I found no crazing. There are faint surface scratches which can be seen when turned in light at an angle.