Antique Copeland Late Spode Bulbous Pitcher Jasperware Hunting Scene Marked "Rd No 180288 England"
Description: A beautiful light blue and off-white jasperware Copeland Late Spode, bulbous shaped nice size pitcher with a spout and applied handle. The pitcher is marked "COPELAND ENGLAND" with impressed lettering on the base and has a brown colored sail ship with the words "COPELAND LATE SPODE Rd No 180288 ENGLAND" surrounding it. The pitcher has a round footed flat base with rising rounded sides extending to a shoulder supporting a short neck having a spout. The pitcher is decorated with a raised white design in typical jasperware fashion showing a hunting scene of dogs attacking a stag with men on horseback surrounding them. There is also trees framing the scene. The bottom of the pitcher is decorated with a repeating design showing upside down fleur-de-lis in circles. The top of the pitcher is also decorated with a repeating design showing a flower in a rectangle with hemispherical tops and bottoms. We believe the piece to be from the early 1900's judging by the markings on the bottom. This is a very nice piece that is about 100 years and in very good condition. A very nice piece to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but the markings suggest early 20th century.
Origin: Staffordshire, England.
Size: The piece measures ~3 7/8" diameter at the base, ~4" diameter on top, is ~7 1/2" at its widest including the handle and spout, and is ~5 3/4" high. The piece weighs slightly over one pound and 12 ounces.
Maker: W. T. Copeland Pottery.
Marks: Impressed on the base the words "COPELAND ENGLAND" and has a brown colored sail ship with the words "COPELAND LATE SPODE Rd No 180288 ENGLAND" surrounding it. There is also the number 6 or 9 impressed into the base as well as what looks like brown printed squares.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Beautiful art pottery old pitcher of beautiful design and good color. It would make a great addition to your collection of Jasperware pottery.
Condition: The piece is in excellent condition with no breaks, crack, hairlines or repairs. The piece is a bit soiled with the design being well preserved, crisp and beautiful. The piece has a minor blemishes here and there which can be seen in the photos. It also has a few black specs here and there which we believe are original to the making. Finally, there is a what looks like a crack on the inside of the collar or neck where the top of the handle is applied and a crack where the handle is attached to the pitcher (see last 2 photos). However, these do not appear to be repair, but rather original to the making. But it could also be a repaired spots and that is the reason we are selling the piece "AS IS" at a low price that is a fraction of its true value. Despite the issues we discuss here, the piece is beautiful and would make a great addition to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.