Colorful pair of antique Imari plates decorated in a later version of the early Spode Imari 967 Japan pattern in shades of green, brick red and cobalt with gilt rim, swirls and accents. Spode Potteries was founded by Josiah Spode in Stoke-on-Trent in 1770. In 1833 ownership was transferred to Copeland and Garrett. The Spode and Copeland marks have been used alternatively, or even together in the same piece, ever since. The plates are marked on the underside as follows:
Green stamped Coalport interlaced Cs with swirls mark used in the 1851 to 1895 period. Red painted D79 ll with small letter " m" underneath Datemarks: One plate with impressed letter " Y " (for May) with number " 79 " underneath and the other with letter " U " (for June) with number " 77 " underneath Impressed number 5
Perfect pair to display in a cabinet or hang on the wall. In very good used condition with minor wear to paint, surface scratches and cut marks noticeable on close inspection. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 9 1/2" diameter.