Copeland Spode Black Transferware Charger Plate Hutchinson Court & Mitchell Tower 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 Hutchinson Court and Mitchell Tower
Hutchinson Commons (also known as Hutchinson Hall) at the University of Chicago is modeled, nearly identically, on the hall of Christ Church, one of Oxford University's constituent colleges. The great room (or main dining room) measures 115 feet by 40 feet, and was for many years the principal site of convocations of the university. It is located in Chicago's Hyde Park community and is currently used as a dining hall and lounge for university students and professors. The Harry Potter film series has used the original hall at Christ Church in each of its films, imparting a tourist interest in its American replicate. 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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