HUGE French - English Country Scene Platter Spode Copeland Byron Pastoral Brown Transferware Platter Child Dog The Cow Doctor
Brand Spode Copeland
The Byron pattern was seldom exported to the United States, so rarely will you come across any here. Equally interesting is that the scenes are loosely based on Byron’s poetry. This particular platter has a brown transferware border of lattice intertwined with lush ivy and bundles of grapes. The plate depicts a rural, peasant stone farmhouse with a thatched roof and ivy growing overhead. There are two women at the door, overlooking and appearing to be listening to the conversation taking place outside between an elderly couple and the Veterinarian who has come to tend to their sick cow. There is a young girl kneeling on the ground and either placing something in or taking something out of the open box in front of her.
The detail in the transfer is exquisite and has been painstakingly hand painted in places with hues of brown/gold, green, blue, taupe, pink and yellows. Absolutely one of the most beautiful pastoral scenes ever applied to transfer ware.
Condition is great for its age, no chips, cracks or repairs. Only some minor paint loss to the paints green edge and some typical crazing attesting to its age.
Measures: appx. 15" x 13 1/2"
Marked: Copeland Spode England Spode's Byron
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