Spode Billingsley Rose Stick Butterdish Older Pink Mark

I am in the process of making room for several family items that need a home. This means that I must let go of some of my favorite things. Among them is a large collection of Spode composed of Billingsley Rose and its sister pattern, Moss Rose. There are several spectacular serving pieces included. These patterns are among the most beautiful ever made in my opinion. They mix well with other patterns and are outstanding pieces to adorn a dining room no matter what style house or furniture you have.

This auction is for the Stick Butter Dish in the Billingsley Rose pattern which is very difficult to find. This one is in excellent condition--no nicks, cracks, crazing or wear to the glaze to either piece. It has the old pink mark.

This china is from the W.T. Copeland & Sons Ltd. company of Staffordshire England which purchased the Spode factory in 1833. Both Billingsley Rose and Moss Rose are hand painted onto Spode's Jewel design which is comprised of a series of moulded circles, dots, and arches. The result is a resplendent, delicate lace-like look. The Jewel design is used for a few other Spode patterns and was designed by W. H. Goss, Copeland's Art Director. The pattern was patented in the United States on June 15, 1926. The roses in the pattern, which are different on the various pieces, are painted in the style
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