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Hand Painted Birds and Gilded Tea Cup, Copelands China, T. Goode Commission, England, ca 1890s-1900s

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    Posted 3 years ago

    aesthete1880
    (26 items)

    This is an impressive hand painted bone china teacup made by Copeland's China (of Copeland Spode) as a special commission to the famous London firm Thomas Goode & Co, purveyors of luxury items since 1827. The front panel features two exotic birds (Asiatic pheasants?) with vivid colors, elaborate detail, and a natural background of trees and vegetation. The remainder of the cup is enameled in green and pink and heavily gilded throughout.

    The bottom mark is uncommon, with the T. Goode and Crown in gold-brown, and a Sèvres-like mark in pale blue in the center that was reserved for specially commissioned pieces. Any help with dating this beautiful piece and/or pattern name would be greatly appreciated.

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    Comments

    1. AdeleC AdeleC, 3 years ago
      It is marked England which dates it after 1891, and after 1912 Made in England was used, so I would think it dates between these 2 dates.
    2. aesthete1880 aesthete1880, 3 years ago
      AdeleC, thanks, modifying the date range in the title!
    3. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous cup, the unusual pheasant birds are really beautiful
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Those birds are just Giles gorgeous !!,!!
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      What a gorgeous cup!
    6. aesthete1880 aesthete1880, 3 years ago
      Thanks for all the loves and Newfld, vetraio50, Mrstyndall thank you for your comments!
    7. aesthete1880 aesthete1880, 3 years ago
      For a very helpful discussion about Spode and T. Goode marks, see the following posted email from The Spode Museum: http://ronebergcairns.com/2005onwards/house05_147.html

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