"Shanghai" is an utterly charming pattern featuring Asian style blossom boughs with little bugs through. The insects are beetles, butterflies and moths, and the blossoms are in multiple colors. There is a lovely gold trim to this teacup.
Copeland Spode Shanghai was made between 1952 to 1985, according to replacements.com, but the back stamp style dates the cup to pre-1970. Spode also impressed their pieces with a date code and from other pieces in the set it was made in 1950. Gorgeous pattern from one of the most distinguished potteries making English bone china.
It is obvious that this is a quality piece, and it should be as it was made by the venerable W.T. Copeland, successors to Copeland & Garrett, and prior to that Josiah Spode. The mark of the company includes the words "Spode, Copelands China" and "England". The history of this famous pottery stretches back to the founding by Josiah Spode in 1770.
CONDITION: Excellent condition with no discernible flaws.
SIZE: 3 1/2 inches tall.
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