This early Spode blue and white 'Rome' or 'Tiber' pattern 9-3/4" Soup Plate shows a "mash-up" of several views of Rome from the Tiber. It includes Castello St. Angelo, Trajan's Column and St. Peter's. Trajan's Column, shown between the castle and the church, is not actually situated there.
The soup plate is in very good condition, with no chips, no cracks, and no repairs. There is light crazing. There are 3 stilt marks, made during the firing process.
The mark shown is listed as 16b in Leonard Whiter's book "Spode". He says "Examples are rare." In the book "Spode's Willow Pattern", we read: "A mark rarely seen except on the blue-printed patterns of Buffalo, Rome, and Filigree. Introduced about 1805, it possibly remained in use for ten years." Therefore, we can date this soup plate 1805-1815.
Other marks on the plate include an impressed "8", and a workman's mark in blue.
We have 4 of these "soups" available. The price listed is for 1 soup plate.
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Antique Spode "Rome" or "Tiber" Soup Plate/Bowl, Rare Mark, Georgian c. 1810
$145 ea.Quantity available: 4
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