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|
|Place of Origin||Made in Staffordshire, England|
|Artist||Copeland and Garrett|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|