This is a very attractive, and substantial, early nineteenth century blue and white transfer-printed Spode Italian pattern hot water plate.
It has a floral chinoiserie border encompassing a rural Italian scene in shades and textures of cobalt blue, the Spode Blue Italian print is one of the most recognisable and admired British designs of all time.
It is marked to the underside.
Width: 28.5 cms
Height: 5 cms
Condition: Generally in very good condition there is only a small bruise to the rim at the 10 o'clock position and some signs of light ware on the handles.
Provenance: From the Sadia Walsh Collection
Sadia Walsh (1928 - 2009). Sadia was born at Ravenswing, a country home in Mellor, Lancs, in February 1928. The fourth generation of the Cook family, Sadia lived at Ravenswing all her life - and filled it with objects she loved. Cultured, intelligent and well read, Sadia had a lifelong love of the arts, but her great passion was antiques including furniture, Georgian silver and glass, but particularly ceramics.
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