Copeland Spode Black Transferware Charger Plate Cobb Hall Chicago University Stunning Architectural Border
Brand Spode Copeland
Here is a stunning black transferware plate by Spode / Copeland, circa 1931 featuring one of the fabulous buildings on the campus of Chicago University. This plate depicts the Cobb Hall.
Named after benefactor Silas Cobb, Cobb Lecture Hall was the first University of Chicago building completed when the University first held classes on October 1, 1892. Designed by Henry Ives Cobb (no relation to Silas), the building was modeled after the Gothic style featured prominently on the Oxford University campus in England, and it was the most expensive of the original sixteen buildings. It included a “general recitation” hall and a chapel in addition to classrooms and offices.
- The custom designed border is composed of Gothic architectural decoration with three cartouche like vignettes of the University enveloped by trailing ivy.
Condition: Beautiful! No chips or cracks, some crazing
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