This sumptuous stack of three large oval platters (17" - 15" - 13") in the Rosebud Chintz pattern by Copeland Spode is pretty, pretty, pretty - the ruffled edges are totally charming in this pink on white pattern of tiny blossoms with bright yellow accents. This is a wonderful opportunity to fill out your serving pieces in one of Copeland Spode's most loved patterns.
Chintz China has its design origins in India with a cotton fabric printed in an all-over floral pattern called 'chintes'. The English had been in India since the beginning of the British Raj period in 1848, and many Indian design influences were brought back to England including these tiny overall 'chintes' floral patterns which were transformed into transferware patterns by many of the Staffordshire potteries, including Copeland Spode. By Edwardian times, Chintz China was all the rage and has remained popular. This particular pattern, Rosebud Chintz, was produced between 1954 and 1971.
CONDITION is lovely, the three platters make a wonderful stack with their ruffled edges. There are no real problems to report, but the large platter has a tiny roughness on one point which looks like an abrasion under a 10X loupe, mentioned only for accuracy since I cannot see it without magnification. I believe the platters are from different manufacturing runs since the marks on the three pieces vary slightly one from another. In descending order these platters measure 16 3/4" x 13 1/2" - 14 1/2" x 11 1/2" - 12 7/8" x 10 1/8" - actual measurements are often very slightly off the stated size as clay bodies shrink when fired. The impressed curved mark on the smallest platter reads "Copeland Spode Imperial - F60 ". The middle sized platter's impressed marks read "A53 - 14" as well as a small impressed crescent moon. The largest platter has impressed marks that are filled with glaze and too indistinct to read. Together the three platters weigh 8 lbs. 3 oz.
A rare opportunity, I just checked and cannot find another 17" platter anywhere on the Web in this pattern. Don't let these beauties get away. Enjoy!