Luncheon plate in the Shanghai pattern. "Shanghai" is an thoroughly whimsical pattern featuring Asian style blossom boughs with little insects sprinkled through. The bugs are beetles, butterflies and moths, and the blossoms are in multiple colors. There is a lovely gold trim to this the pattern.
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. Beautiful tea cup from one of the finest makers of porcelain ware in England.
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: Very good. They have been used on occasion.
SIZE: 9 inches - the luncheon plate is only a little smaller than the dinner plate in this pattern, and could easily be used for dinner. They are also heavy.
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