Description: of shallow rounded form on a short foot with everted edges and moulded, fluted band near rim, covered in a bright lavender-glaze, underside with firing ring and marks, old collection label 'RRJC 605'
Dimensions: 35cm. diam.
Condition Report: In overall good condition, intact, very minor hairline cracks to glaze, one with some associated discoloration, the rim with minor abrasion, as viewed.
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Ex-collection Richard Ronald John Copeland (1884-1958).
Acquired by the owner's father, Leonard Whiter from the above.
Thence by descent.
Director of Sales and Marketing at Spode from the early 1960s until 1974, Leonard Whiter was the author of Spode: A History of the Family, Factory and Wares from 1733 to 1833. Also a collector, he bought directly from the Spode museum and factory.