This beautiful early 19th C Creamware plate in the "Ship Border" pattern is pictured on page 303 in Geoffrey Godden's "An Illustrated Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain".
It has wonderful over-glaze enamel colors of reddish-pink, orange, blue, green, and black. The design is outlined, then colored in by an enameler. It measures about 8" (20.5 cm) in diameter. Excellent condition. No cracks, no chips, no repairs. There is only some wear to the ochre outside rim. Amazing for a plate 190 years old!
The marks date it c. 1815. It is marked "Spode" in black, and also impressed "SPODE" . The pattern number 3184 is handwritten in red. According to "Spode-Copeland-Spode" by Vega Wilkinson, the pattern was introduced in 1820. So, there are a few date discrepancies...
According to the web page of the Spode Museum Trust, "Ship Border pattern takes its name from the dominant feature in the scene on pattern number 3067. This was first recorded in about 1821. The design originated from a service of Chinese porcelain. The original Chinese design featured a central scene with a ship. The border was later used in conjunction with other patterns at Spode but retained its name of Ship Border - even when no ship was part of the pattern. An illustration of the Ship pattern, with its ship, can be seen in "Spode" by Leonard Whiter (published by Barrie and Jenkins). Items featuring the pattern can be seen in the Spode Museum."
As an aside, this outline design is identical to the Hicks & Meigh pattern number 8, as shown in colour plate 39. of Godden's "Guide to Ironstone". Note that these plates are the more rare Spode creamware.
I have 9 of these plates available. The price listed is for a single plate.