Spode Stone China Small Platter or Dish Japanese Kakiemon pattern 2117 c 1815
A Spode Stone China small platter, dish or under-plate printed and hand coloured in the Japanese Kakiemon pattern number 2117. The plate decoration consists of an under-glaze cobalt blue pattern outline which has been filled in with coloured enamels in yellow, red, green and blue with gilding.
The pattern has a central prunus blossom branch which is surrounded by an oval shaped border of stylised floriate "S" scrolls. The outer edge of this border forms the ground for a number of hollow blue rocks, chrysanthemum flowers to one side and on the other a gnarled flowering "cherry" tree sometimes referred to as the "Tree of Life".
The back of the plate has an under-glaze blue transfer printed seal mark: Spode Stone China, which was designed to look oriental, it was used in the period from 1815 until 1830. (Ref 1) . There is also an iron red hand painted pattern number 2117.
The Spode family operated from Spode Works in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England from 1773 until 1829. George IV was on the throne, either in his own right until 1830 or as the Prince Regent up until 1820, during the period when this plate was made.
This plate is approximately 3/4 inch ( 19 mm) high, 10 3/16 inches ( 259 mm) long and 7 inches ( 178 mm) wide. It weighs 441 grammes unpacked.
Item condition: good antique condition. There is some wear to the gilding and some marking from use, no chips, cracks nor restoration. There is an antique metal plate hanger fitted to it, ready to hang! Please see the images.
This is a great item to add to any collection of Spode stone china, small meat platters, dishes or antique English early 19th century, Regency period or late Georgian ceramics.
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Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks by Geoffrey Godden, mark number 3651 page 589.
Excellent Website antiquespode.co.uk/pattern-2117