This interesting porcelain platter was made by the firm of Copeland & Garrett, c. 1833-47, after they had taken over the Spode factory. It is 10" long and just under 8" wide.
The eagle in the center has outstretched wings, and is a transfer. The pink roses and blue and pink design around the border are hand painted.
The platter is in very good condition. There are no chips, no crazing and no repairs. There is one short crack just to the right of the 12:00 position at the top edge of the platter. It is so conveniently covered up by the hand painted design that I wonder if it was done "in the making". The platter rings when tapped despite the crack. I show front and back views of the crack. There is also wear to the gilding of the edge. The platter rings when tapped.
Item ID: 12121
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