A wonderful partial service of early English Spode china. Amazingly, there are no repairs to the group and only showing minor effects of age and gentle use.
This is the Tree of Life service , pattern 282 based on a Japanese Kakiemon original. The design is centered on a tree with blue, green, yellow and pale orange leaves and blossoms within a band of iron red scrollwork with rich giltwork, the border with scarlet and orange florals with four reserves of oriental flowers separated by gilt and iron red flowerhead and scrollwork ground. Plates (12) 9.5″ d., oval platters (2) 9.5″ by 12.5″, covered vegetable dish (1) h. 5″, w. 9″. 15 pieces, $1095 for all.