Josiah Spode Bone China Coffee Can Hand Painted Antique Georgian c 1790 - 1805
An lovely antique early Josiah Spode porcelain coffee can dating from the late 18th century. This is a very attractive and highly collectable example of early English bone china made by the renowned maker from Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England.
This coffee can dates from around 1796 to 1805 and is beautifully hand decorated with a geometric pattern in two shades of blue with floral swags, the base of the can has an arrow head and dot border. The decoration is restrained and refined, it is beautifully executed as you would expect to see from this maker.
The coffee can is unmarked but the can sizes and handle shape is right for our attribution. See plate 271 page 46 of a Compendium of British Cups by Michael Berthoud.
In good antique condition with two small cracks and one through the base of the handle. There is some internal bone china discolouration and a minor frit mark in the bottom of the can, dating from manufacture.
This is a great item for any Spode, coffee can or porcelain collector.
Can height 2 1/2 inches ( 63 mm)
Can diameter 2 3/8 inches ( 60mm)
Total weight 95 grammes unpacked.