Spode china was started in 1780 by Josiah Spode I, a visionary in business and tableware. In 1829 the company was sold to the Copeland family where it remained until the mid 1960's when it merged with Royal Worcester.
The "Rosebud Chintz" pattern was one of their most popular patterns, circa 1954-1971. The pattern consists of an all-over motif of dark pink roses and emerging buds extending from pink vines with pink and soft green leaves. Interspersed among the foliage are small pastel yellow flowers, all set against an off-white background. The plates have a pleated border creating a gently scalloped edge and measure a generous 10 1/4" across. Stamped with the 20th century earthenware mark in pink "Copeland - Spode - England or Great Britain - Rosebud Chintz". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; some light utensil marked on some items due to usage. There are two set of 4 available for purchase. Other items in this pattern are in my store.