RARE Antique Spode Field Sports Blue Transferware 3 Section Hors D'oevres Handled Trefoil Relish Dish Tray English Hunt Scene
Brand Spode Copeland
I've rarely had the opportunity to offer this pattern to my customers and it's one of my favorites. This very rare piece comes from Copeland Spode's Field Sports series by J F Herring, aka the 'artist coachman', whose art work was commissioned by the Copeland family. This gorgeous triple sectioned footed and handled dish is done in a slight flow blue transfer depicting an English hunt scene. The handle has a small fleur de lis design and each of the three sections are framed with a beautiful wild flower, leaf and feather border.
Measures appx 12" x 12" x 4" to top of handle
Condtion: Excellent. No chips or cracks, little, if any crazing.
Excellent addition for a transferware collection or lover of English hunt scenes and hunt country!
Learn more about English transferware at my blog:
Read my article: MY SPODE ABODE
From my article about J F Herring. "With little money and no plan, John took an outside seat on The Royal Leeds Union coach to Doncaster, the sporting center of England. By chance, he arrived during the races and followed a crowd to a race course, where he saw an historic race when the Duke of Hamilton's horse was the winner. Excitedly, John rushed back to the humble room he had rented and painted a crude rendition of the race he'd just witnessed".
Read the rest of his fascinating story and about his commission by by the Copeland family to do these beautiful hunt scenes, here at my blog: