Offered is a children's set of two miniature platters and a sauce tureen made by the Spode Works under W. T. Copeland and Sons. These would date from 1847 to 1867 judging from the impressed mark on the backs of two of these pieces. The body appears to be of ironstone and the decoration is a simple border surrounding a nice white center. Stilt marks can be seen in the photo of the front of the platters as expected for period miniatures.
Dimensions: The tureen is 5 3/8" long and about 2 3/4" tall to the top of the finial. One platter is 4 15/16" long and 3 1/2" wide. The other platter is 5 3/4" long and 4 1/4" wide.
Condition. Very Good. There are no chips or cracks and there is no restoration other than a touch up to a spot on the outside of the base of the tureen as shown in the photo. The glaze is smooth and unworn and the enamel color is clear and looks good.
Early period antiques are quite old, were made to be used, and frequently have signs of age and use and sometimes a small manufacturing flaw or repair. While this is normal and to be expected, I note any known issues in the condition description.
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Child's Miniature set of Tureen and Two Platters, Copeland, 1850's