A pair of Spode Felspar porcelain handled dessert dishes decorated with a rich cream colour band with green and gilt floral decoration, decorated in Spode pattern number 4747. The dishes are low relief moulded each with an ornate scrolling shell and anthemion leaf handle. The back of the each of the dishes has an ornate pink transfer printed mark: Spode Felspar Porcelain with hand painted pattern number 4747, one of them has some impressed potters marks. The dishes are roughly hexagonal in shape with the exception of the side with the handle, they date to around 1830.
In 1821 the company run by Josiah Spode II added felspar in the body of his bone china as a purer replacement for Cornish or china stone. It helped the raw materials of the porcelain recipe fuse at a lower temperature without distorting the body. The result was a white, very glassy "china." which they called "Felspar Porcelain".
The Spode family operated from Spode Works in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England from 1773 until 1829.
This dishes are approximately 1 3/4 inch (45 mm) high and 9 inches ( 228 mm) diameter. They weigh a total of 1004 grammes unpacked.
Item condition: Very good antique condition. There is some very minor wear to the gilding and a little marking from use, no chips, cracks nor restoration. There are spur marks to the bottom of one of the dishes. Please see the images.
These are great items to add to any collection of Spode porcelain, dessert dishes or antique English early 19th century, late Georgian or William IV, porcelain.
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