9-1/2 inch soup plate with the "Bang-Up" pattern in the center, Spode's New Stone ware, made in Stoke-on-Trent (Staffordshire, England) 1805-1820.
"Bang-Up" is an Asian-inspired pattern with stylized flowers and butterflies. On this plate, it is blue transfer with overglaze enamels in iron red and gold.
Marks: An impressed "SPODE'S / NEW STONE" (according to Godden's Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks, this was used by the factory between 1805-1820), and a hand-inscribed "3504" in red enamel, both on the back of the plate.
Condition: Clean and unstained. The decoration is in good condition, with only minor losses from cutlery scratches in the well. There are no cracks in the ceramic. The only damage is in the form of three small, shallow chips on the edge. These have been professionally touched up in gold and dark blue enamel (see photos). There is some friction wear to the glaze from having been stacked at some time in the past.
A very pretty display piece, weighing slightly more than one pound.
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