Copeland dessert plate
Copeland - c.1851-1885
Hand painted with four reserves of flowers in baskets, it features a plethora of different blooms including roses and foxgloves.
The reserves are richly gilded with raised and tooled borders and are connected by moulded and gilded swags of imbricated laurel leaves. The sections of the border between the reserves are delicately pierced and then finished with raised paste gilding. This is some of the finest late 19th century gilding I have seen. The inner border and the centre of the plate are also decorated with delicate raised paste tracery gilding.
Condition - Excellent