Copeland Spode Blue Italian Miniature 4” Plate [#103A-B]

Copeland Spode Blue Italian Miniature 4” Plate
Diameter: 4.75 inches
Deep: ⅞ inches
Slight Bowl Shape
Old Blue Mark with impressed COPELAND
Blue transferware reproduced from a hand-engraved copper plate
Condition is Excellent. No Chips, Cracks or Crazing
History of Blue Italian
Blue Italian features a blue, vividly detailed 18th Century Imari Oriental border surrounding pictures of an Italian countryside. The varying shades of blue in the detailed designs are the highlight of this Spode blue china, adding a depth and an enchantment for you to enjoy.
Since the closure of the Spode factory in 2009 and the subsequent take over by Portmeirion, the range of Blue Italian now produced is very limited and many pieces are no longer available. This would suggest that the price of older and unusual Spode pieces will only increase in value.
Blue Italian, was introduced by Spode in about 1816 and has been in continuous production for 195 years!
It was immediately popular and remains a best seller today.
Over the years it has been produced on a wide variety of shapes in earthenware, one catalog from between the wars mentions over 700 pieces!
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