Presenting an exceptionally rare find, this beautiful vase bears the printed mark found on Spode Copeland porcelain made c.1875-90.
Designs of Spode Copeland porcelain and earthenware towards the end of the 19th century was largely influenced by Victorian design, which is widely viewed as having indulged in a grand excess of ornamentation. Typical designs are rich in a variety of colours, of flora and fauna and painted scenes.
It is rare to find a simplistically elegant piece like this, bearing decor of the Anglo-Japanese style which was developed in the period from approximately 1851 to 1900. The handpainted gold and bronzed raised relief decor is of delicate Sakura plum blossom branches and butterflies. The decorated rim is a slim band of stylised leaves. The body is of fine pale cream porcelain, shaped into a urn form.
This elegant piece would shine in a Art Nouveau, Bohemian or even a Steampunk decor theme inspired room.
Excellent, light wear to vase body and gold decor is commensurable with age of piece. Vase bears the printed mark found on Spode Copeland porcelain made c.1875-90.
c. 4.7" / 12 cm tall x c. 4.3" / 11 cm (across body's widest point - vase 'shoulder's). Vase base diameter c. 2.4" / 6 cm
Unpackaged weight: c. 0.2 kg / 238 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
Further reference to Spode Copeland marks can be found at: http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/c/copelandWT.html
A BIT OF HISTORY
Spode Copeland (W T Copeland) became known as a manufactory of earthenware, parian, fine porcelain.
Josiah Spode established a pottery at Stoke-on-Trent, England, in 1770. In 1833, the firm was purchased by William Copeland and Thomas Garrett and the mark was changed to Copeland Spode.
In 1847, Copeland became the sole owner and the mark changed again. From 1867 onwards the name of Spode was reintroduced to the marks, there are marks both with and without the name Copeland. The mark W.T. Copeland & Sons continued until a 1970s merger when it became Royal Worcester Spode.