A pair of Copeland Spode peacock pattern dishes made in England, circa 1850. The pattern shows a chinoiserie scene with a peacock and a pheasant standing on rocky outcroppings. The peacock and pheasant are set in a flowing garden with one typical oversized pink peony.
The peacock pattern was one of the most popular Chinese patterns made for export to Europe from China. English porcelain factories copied the Chinese patterns. They adapted the patterns to suit English tastes of the time. This pattern made by Copeland Spode was one of the most popular.
W 9.75 in. x H 5.75 in.
$600 for the pair
Josiah Spode I was born in 1733 and after several years working for other local potters, established his own company in 1776. He died suddenly in 1797 and it fell to his son Josiah Spode II to continue and perfect his father’s developments. In partnership with William Copeland, Josiah II continued the business for the next thirty years Under their management in the early 19th century, considered by many to be the “Golden Age” of English ceramics, the company grew to be the largest pottery in Stoke and a pre-eminent manufacturer of fine ceramics of every kind. Josiah Spode II was appointed “Potter to the Prince of Wales” when the Prince Regent visited the factory in 1806.
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