Spode Copeland Byron Pastoral Brown Transferware Platter Cattle Child Dog The Cow Doctor
Brand Spode Copeland
Here is one of my favorite transferware designs ever produced on Staffordshire pottery. This is a platter by famed English potter Spode in the difficult to find pattern entitled Byron. Each piece in this series depicts a different scene of rural English life.
The Byron pattern (to my knowledge) was never introduced into 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 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 Dr. who has come to tend to their 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: appox. 15.25" x 13.75"
Marked: Copeland Spode England Spode's Byron
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Don't miss this rare opportunity to add a rare and magnificent piece to your collection of brown transferware.