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Spode Porcelain Tray

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Dates Circa 1825
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description An impressive and important large Spode porcelain tray, circa 1825-30, superbly painted with a copy of a Dutch flower painting entitled, Flowers and Fruit after Jan Van Huysam.

33cm Deep
46.5cm (Handle to Handle)
5cm High

The pendent to this painting was recently in the exhibition at Houghton entitled, “Houghton Revisited, The Walpole Masterpieces from the Catherine the Great’s Hermitage”. The pair of flower paintings by van Huysam (costing £300) was purchased by Sir Robert Walpole for Houghton Hall, Norfolk.

The source for the painting on this Spode tray would have been copied from a print engraved by Richard Earlom after 1788, which was first published by John Boydell from a series of 162 prints bound in two folio volumes, entitled The Houghton Gallery and executed throughout the period 1774-1778.

This tray has a fine provenance coming from the famous Spode Copeland Collection, which until recently was displayed in Trelissick House, Cornwall. The tray was exhibited in the bicentenary exhibition of Spode in 1970 and is illustrated in all the books on this factory.

Provenance: Stonor and Evans
Spode Copeland Collection, Trelissick House, Cornwall
Exhibited: Spode Bicentenary exhibition, 1970 and is illustrated in all the books on this factory

Literature: T.G. Cannon, Old Spode, pl.14
Leonard Whiter, Spode, Col. pl.209
David Manchip, Encyclopaedia of British Ceramic painters p.189, fig 232
Vega Wilkinson, The Copeland China Collection p.17
Spode-Copeland-Spode , p.177, col. pl. 115

T. Morel et al, Houghton revisited, The Walpole Masterpieces from Catherine the Great’s Hermitage, p.101 for the pendent of the flower painting by van Huysum in the Common Parlour and p.222