Pair of Antique Porcelain Wine Coolers in the Dollar Pattern Hand Painted

$4,300.00

Why we love it: The colors and the pattern!
This pair of wine coolers is decorated in the wonderful “Dollar” pattern. It was made by Spode in England circa 1820. The pattern is known as the “Dollar” pattern because the lavender tree and the green vines in the panels form a design which sometimes resembles a dollar sign (see image #2). The exquisite decoration is hand painted with brilliant lavender, green, red and gold on a clean white ground. Around the panels is a wine red ground decorated with golden vines and flowers. This rich wine red ground is a beautiful complement to the bright panels. The coolers would also make wonderful cache pots.

Dimensions: 6.5″ tall x 7.75″ diameter

Condition: The condition is excellent, with very slight staining at the bottom of the inside.

Background of Spode

Josiah Spode began the company in 1776. He died suddenly in 1797 and his son Josiah Spode II took over the company. In partnership with William Copeland, Josiah II continued the business for the next thirty years. Under their management the company grew to be the largest pottery in Stoke, England and a pre-eminent manufacturer of Fine ceramics. Josiah Spode II was appointed “Potter to the Prince of Wales” when the Prince Regent visited the factory in 1806.