Antique Spode stone china plate in a pinkish-brown printed Chinese-style floral pattern accent with overglaze hand painted colors and dating from the 1822 to 1833 period. The price listed here is for one plate and there is just one plate available (only Plate A remains available for purchasing). The pattern is called the Bang-Up pattern and may have been adapted from an older Japanese floral designs of the late 1700s or older (see Robert Copeland’s book on Spode’s Willow Pattern and other designs after the Chinese for more on the Bang-Up pattern). The hand painted accents are in pink, pinkish-red and yellow. Each plate is back-stamped with the impressed SPODES NEW STONE mark used by the Spode factory for about 11 years prior to 1833. Spode’s New Stone body is a slightly whiter stone china body than its predecessor. Leonard Whitier in his notable SPODE compendium mentions that Spode’s New Stone body and mark was introduced about 1822. Both plates are in excellent condition and Plate B is no longer available since another customer has purchased it as of 2/14/16. For the remainder of this listing, please insert Plate A into all references to Plates as noted here below.
These plates are visually appealing in their soft shade of pinkish-brown with pinkish-rose and yellow enameled highlights and floral geometric borders. Each plate's shape or outline is a rounded octagon formed by rim indents that create the eight rounded panel edges (see photos of the back of plates for a better view of the rounded octagonal rim). And as noted, each plate has the impressed SPODE name in uppercase letters with serifs over the NEW STONE logo (see photo close up). The plates also have a painter’s slash mark with dot hand added along with the pattern number 3320 also hand written in yellow enamel (see photo close-up of both marks). The Bang-Up pattern is a Staffordshire adaptation of a Oriental floral pattern probably drawn from polychrome Chinese export porcelain of the early to mid 1700.
Whitier mentions that Spode’s Bang-Up pattern is only found on Spode’s New Stone wares and almost always with pattern numbers ranging above 3400. The plates listed here are exceptions to that trend because the pattern number on these plates is 3320. The plates would make a nice addition to an antique Spode collector’s wares or to any Staffordshire collector’s stone china collection. And as noted, only one plate is left and it would display nicely along a mantle, in a china cabinet or among other antique hand colored and printed antique plates and dishes. In the last 30 years, reproduction Spode plates and cups & saucers have been produced under the Spode Blue Room label but this floral polychrome pattern in polychrome has not been reissued to date. In fact, antique plates like the one listed here and dating from 190 years ago cannot be mistaken for reproductions when placed side by side with newer reissues of older Spode examples. The plates listed here are absolutely guaranteed to be over 180 years old, and as always, each plate also comes with Doc’s full satisfaction guarantee or return your purchase for a refund (see full return policy below for all details).
SIZE: Each plate measures about 9 1/2 inches across (diameter) and stands about 13/16 inches tall along its outer rim edge. The plates sit on double footrims that are about 5 3/8 inches across. Each plate is nice and will display well out in the open, in a cabinet or on a table or dresser top. Only Plate A remains available for being purchased.
CONDITION: Each plate is in excellent condition with very minor wear on their printed surfaces and no chips, cracks, hairlines, stains, star cracks, repairs or restorations. Only Plate A is available for purchasing (all others have sold). Also the base or underside of each has no major wear and no damage or chips. The glaze on each is shiny and bright with no crazing.
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