Here is a Copeland Spode Blue and White Bread and Butter plate in the somewhat elusive pattern called Old Crow. The Old Crow pattern is a design consisting of a set of three concentric bands. The innermost band has three rings of blue leaves that swirl slightly to the left. The middle band is a more detailed design of white and pale blue leaves and foliage on a medium blue background. The same leaf in the innermost band is repeated in white in the middle band.The outermost band is an embossed design of raised ovals, drapes, and tassels.
This small plate measures 6-inches in diameter.
Made circa the 1930s to 1940s, it is extensively marked on the back first in brown "Spode's Centurion United States Design Letters Patent No 84384 England Rd No. 762857." This mark is followed in blue with Spode's rectangular shield that reads "Copeland Spode England" then Old Crow Rd. No. 142593." There is also an illegible impressed mark. The Registration numbers indicate that the pattern was registered in 1890, and this shape plate was registered in 1931.
As in most vintage pieces, there are normal, small surface scratches and no other condition issues.
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