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Posted 4 years ago


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I love this platter but I can't find out to much about it. It is app. 14 x 22 in size. It has U over 94 fired right into back along with spode a #5 and a #26. It is also very heavy. I have been told it could be a fish platter but I cannot find another one like it. Any suggestions where to look would be greatly appreciated or any information on it would be appreciated also. This is the only piece I have but would love to add to it. Thanks

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  1. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
    Copeland merged with Spode at some point. The mark on your piece dates it from 1890-1940. I think Spode has an historical society so you may find info via that if you google their name.
  2. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
    Here's a link. I know that the blue flow color is very desirable.
  3. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
    PS. The U 94 probably stands for 1894
  4. grandmarose, 4 years ago
    Thank You Mary. I have read that the U stands for June and the 94 stood for a year but I had looked through all kinds of spode backstamps and couldn't find any that was like this one. I live in a small town and the library didn't have any books on the backstamps and I couldn't locate it on the spode websight either.I have looked through the stuff that was on the spode museum and I did find there is a platter that looks just like this except that one had a grasshopper pattern on the inside too. Where mine only has the pattern around the top. I am wondering if there will even be any information on it because maybe it was a special request from a buyer back then.
  5. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
    It may be that your piece was one that had a lid, so the centre pattern wasn't applied? I am a member Marks4Ceramics, that's where I found your mark, so it is authentic. If there is an option to send an e-mail on the Spode museum website, send a pic of the back and front and ask them why it doesn't have the centre decoration.
  6. grandmarose, 4 years ago
    ok great thank you sooooo much for your help ! I will do that right now. :)
  7. grandmarose, 4 years ago
    Hi Mary just wanted to let you know I got a message back from the museum and they said they couldn't tell me anything without do research so might have to go that route.
  8. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
    Go to and search " spode copeland covered dish" and see what comes up. I don't think they have much in your pattern, but may have the same size dish in another so you can compare and see if it is indeed missing a lid. Good luck!
  9. grandmarose, 4 years ago
    Hi Mary, I did go through all the replacement . com pieces and there is a similar platter but it has the whole platter printed. And there isn't anything else like this one there either. But if you can think of any other ideas i am open to them. Thanks for your help.
  10. grandmarose, 4 years ago
    still looking for any info as to this platter Anyone???
  11. grandmarose, 4 years ago
    Still hoping to find someone else who can help me find information on this platter. And again thanks to Mary 1956 for her help.

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