Overall: 1 x 8 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. ( 2.5 x 21.3 x 21.3 cm )
printed: in red on base in script: "Spode/3904" printed: in red on base in print : "Spode/3904" printed: in lavender on base: "Spode/[enclosed within two floral sprays]/Felspar/Porcelain" and in red "3904"
Molded porcelain tea set consisting of four cake plates; all pieces are hand painted with blue scalloped borders with sets of two peach flowers and gold outlines with gold stylized floral and foliate sprays, grapes, palmettes; holloware forms have additional band of undulating vine with leaves and flowers, in gold and gold flourishes on handles.
According to the donor, the tea set belonged to Elizabeth (Weaver) Greenwood (1764-1831), wife of Dr. John Greenwood. The printed "SPODE" with pattern number was used from 1790-1820; the printed mark "C" was used from 1815-1827.
Bequest of Mary MacKaye Greenwood
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