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Antique Circa 1880s Copeland Spode BIG Black English Transferware Platter Duncan Rural Scenes - Grazing Cattle Water Mill Farm

$99.99

Brand Copeland Spode

Spode Copeland Duncan Rural Scenes

HUGE 17" (turkey sized)

Black CREAMWARE TRANSFER WARE PLATTER

Sheep, Cattle & Watermill

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 platter is a wonderful example of the series...for collectors or for a lover of cows and rural scenery.

Measures: 17" x 13.5"

Condition: There is a crack and chip to the back foot rim as shown.  The crack runs more than half way across the platter and shows most on the white border around the scene.  It has been stabilized with ceramic glue and is a beautiful display piece.  It is not suitable for use because of the crack though.   I have reduced the price of this piece by 2/3 due to the imperfection.
Marked: Copeland Spode England Impressed U over 22 as well as another initial/numeral impression. It is also impressed Copeland Spode in a semi-circle shape. In addition it is stamped with the black words Copeland Spode England and handwritten numbers I cannot make out.

Read and see more on this pattern at my blog post:

http://nancysdailydish.blogspot.com/2010/12/spode-copeland-duncan-rural-scenes.html

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