This is a stunning Spode porcelain coffee can and saucer set hand painted in the rich Imari colors of the "Dollar Pattern". The can is 3-1/2" high, and the saucer's diameter is 5-1/4".Both are marked with the hand written pattern number 715 in red. In Vega Wilkinson's Spode book, she dates this pattern c. 1805.
Other than some wear to the gilding, on the saucer, both pieces are in excellent condition. There are no chips, no cracks, and no repairs. Both pieces ring when tapped.
A good photo of this pattern can be seen in Leonard Whiter's book, "Spode", plate 230. It can also be found in Cushion's "Illustrated History of British Porcelain" on page 236, in the chapter on Josiah Spode.
If you collect "Dollar Pattern", I currently have several examples of it for sale in my shop on Ruby Lane.
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