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A SPODE 'DOLPHIN-EMBOSSED' PART DESSERT SERVICE
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A SPODE 'DOLPHIN-EMBOSSED' PART DESSERT SERVICE

CIRCA 1815, IRON-RED SPODE MARK AND PATETRN NO. 2329

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A SPODE 'DOLPHIN-EMBOSSED' PART DESSERT SERVICE
Circa 1815, iron-red Spode mark and patetrn no. 2329
Finely painted with a loose bouquet within concentric bands of gilt pendant harebells and beading, the border moulded and enriched in gilt with entwined dolphins alternate with leaves, the handles and finials as swans, gilt line rims, comprising:
A footed oval compote, 14½ in. (36.8 cm.) wide overall
Two navette-shape sauce-tureens or cream bowls, covers and stands, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) long, the stands
Two shell-shape dishes, 9½ in. (24.2 cm.) wide
Two square dishes, 8 in. (20.3 cm.) square
Four paneled oval dishes, 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) long
Eighteen dessert plates, 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) diam. (33)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 December 1963, lot 107.
The Honorable Nelson Rockefeller, Washington D.C. and Seal Harbor, Maine; Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 6-7 October 1978, lot 83.

Lot Essay

See Leonard Whiter, Spode, A History of the Family, Factory and Wares 1733 to 1833, London, 1970, figs. 201 and 277 for a 'dolphin-embossed' plate and a cream bowl and stand, the latter also with swan handles and finial, variantly decorated but of the same forms as the present service.

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