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Catalog Number 2016.17.2
Object Name Plate
Description Octagonal plate with notched corners and an inset footring; transfer-printed in underglaze blue with band of diaperwork at the edge of the rim; three meandering lines on the rim; a band of diaperwork with reserve panels on the slopping sides of the well; and a oval cartouche with a bow and ribbon containing a coat of arms framed by palm fronds in the center of the well.

On the underside is the impressed mark "SPODE NEW STONE" and the printed park "COPELAND & GARRETT LATE SPODE."

This plate copies a Chinese export porcelain service decorated with the arms of Patrick Craufurd Bruce (1748-1820). He worked for the Honourable East India Company and also as a merchant and banker in London.

This plate was probably commissioned by a descendant who inherited Bruce's service, and chose locally-made transfer-printed ironstone as a cheaper and easier to obtain alternative for replacements.
Year Range from 1833
Year Range to 1847
Material Ironstone
Place of Origin Made in Staffordshire, England
Artist Copeland and Garrett
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Gift of Bruce Coleman Perkins, Class of '73
On View No