RARE Black Transferware Spode Copeland Herring Handled Double Double Sided Serving Basket Tray English Hunt Scenes
Brand Copeland Spode
Spode Copeland J F Herring English Country Hunt Scene Dual Sided Serving Basket w Handle
This very unusual, very hard to find piece depicts two scenes from J F Herrings infamous hunt scenes commissioned by Spode. One side features plate 3: A Check and the other side features plate 4: The Find both with riders in full English equestrian hunt attire on their horse with dogs in tow. The rim is Gadroon an trimmed in black. The handle is raised to detail like rattan. Just under the handle are raised leaves outlined in black.
A stunning piece for your collection!
BLACK TRANSFER WARE
Measures: 15 1/2" x 9 3/4" x 3 1/2" to top of handle
Condition: Excellent, no chips or cracks. I found no crazing.
See this pattern in a tablescape and learn more about its history at my blog:
As part of my transfer ware collection, business and love of history I often seek out periodicals and books that tell about the authors whose works find their way onto transfer printed wares. One such book is The Hunt, Portrayed by J. F. Herring Sen., a 28 page publication by W.T. Copeland & Sons. The book tells, in short, the story of J F Herring and offers images of examples of some of the variations and pieces from the Hunt series.