A relatively rare pair of beautiful Spode earthenware twin handled campana shaped ice pails or wine coolers, urns or vases, transfer printed in ochre with the hand coloured Pheasant pattern number 3438. The Pheasant pattern was first introduced by Spode in about 1816. An early version of the pattern has pattern number 2240 and another version, dating from circa 1822, has pattern number 3438 as here. A later version pattern number 2 /5660 was used by Copelands for the renowned Waring and Gillows furnishers. The pattern is based on Chinese porcelain designs of the Regency period.
Both wine coolers are marked with an underglaze blue transfer printed Spode mark and the hand painted pattern number 3438. The scroll shape twin handles each have leaf shaped terminals that have been outlined in turquoise enamel and the veins highlighted in puce. The rim and base have a simple brown line band around them.
The bell shaped bowls stand on slender stems on a slightly domed feet, they date to around 1825. The Spode family operated from Spode Works in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England from 1773 until 1829.
These wine coolers are approximately 9 5/8 inches (24.5 cm) high and 8 1/2 inches ( 21.6 cm) diameter. They weigh a total of 4 kgs unpacked.
Item condition: Fair antique condition. There is some very minor wear to the enamel and a little marking from use. the foot on one has been broken and glued the bowl is in good condition, the other cooler the foot is in good condition with a small filled chip but, the bowl has been chipped and cracked and a hole has been filled in or museum restored. Despite the damage these are still a very decorative and impressive pair. Please see the images.
These are great items to add to any collection of Spode ceramics, wine coolers, ice pails, urns, vases or antique English early 19th century, late Georgian pottery. Would look great in either a period or a modern setting.
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