circa 1950 - circa 1960
Place of origin
Ronald Copeland sent specimens from the gardens at Trelissick to the Spode manufactory, where Harold Holdway prepared the illustrations used on these wares. Six rhododendrons were initially chosen, Batemonii, Gwylt King, Augustinii, Fortunei, Dalhousii and Hodgsonii. Examples were presented to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to Trelissick in 2002.
One of a set of six large plates with hand coloured etching from the Trelissick Rhododendrons ceramic collection; entitled 'Gwylt King' after the name of the red Rhododendron pictured. Part of the earlier set of six.
Purchased by the National Trust from William Copeland via Bonhams at 'The Contents of Trelissick House including The Copeland China Collection' sale, Feock, near Truro, Cornwall, 23-24th July 2013, lot 733
Trelissick House, The Copeland Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Reverse, centre. : 'Spode / BONE CHINA / ENGLAND' in green ink. Reverse, bottom: Handwritten inventory number of R.S.Copeland 'RSC 548 C'. Reverse, centre: Round white sticker with 'RSC/ 548/ C' handwritten in blue ink
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