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Spode handpainted plate for the Worshipful Company of Mercers. Item 4413.This Spode plate features the handpainted symbol and coat of arms of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, which is the oldest of the Twelve Great City Livery Companies in London. The rim of the plate is decorated with a gilded feathered edge. The central crest is a depiction of the “Mercers Maiden”, below which are two laurel branches and the motto “Honor Deo”. This is surrounded by a hand gilded circle of stylized flowers and a blue ground covered with gilt bubbles. The name Spode is handwritten in gold on the base, which is a very rare mark. Other than some wear to the gilding on the inner circle and the high points in the centre of the plate, it is in very good condition, with no chips or cracks. It would date from the period 1799-1833.
|Dimensions||36 × 36 × 9 cm|