Set Ten Hand-Painted Plates Spode Chrysanthemum Swirl Pattern England Circa 1810
WHY WE LOVE IT: A Great Pattern! And a Great Color Combination of Green and Gold! We are pleased to offer this fabulous set of 10 “Green Chrysanthemum Swirl” pattern dishes made by Spode in the early 19th century (circa 1810). This English pattern was inspired by similar Chinese patterns of the 18th century. The crisp white of the Spode pearled creamware allows the green and gold chrysanthemum design to stand out. In Chinese lore, chrysanthemums represent a happy life. Having chrysanthemums was also thought to prolong life. Therefore, these dishes have a positive motif of happiness and well-being.
Dimensions: diameter 8.75″
Condition: Very good. Images of the underside of various plates in the group show the impressed “Spode” mark and style #1472 in gold lettering. In addition, one of the dishes has a fine short line on the back which does not go through to the front (see image #7). If one looks closely at the images, several dishes show some crazing on the back, which is not visible on the front of any of the dishes. Crazing results from fine separations between the glaze and the underlying earthenware body when the dishes were originally fired in the kiln.