This rather abstract pattern is one of Spode's early Chinoiserie designs. It is an interesting pattern with dark blue ribbon-like motifs surrounding and extending from the narrow inner border that surrounds a small floral spray. The outer border has several sizes of flowers with the smaller ones to one side. These floral groups are interrupted by the dark blue ribbon and long green leaves.
The 9.5 inch plate sports Pattern 2117, which dates 1815, according to a table on p. 282 in Wilkinson's "Spode" book. There is also an impressed numeral "2" on the back.
The plate is in good condition. There are no chips, no cracks, and no repairs. Although it displays well, glancing light shows very heavy wear to the glaze. The plate rings when tapped.
I also have available here a matching Trio which is in excellent condition.
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