This dinner service was returned to Tredegar House by the widow of the last Lord Tredegar - the story goes that it just turned up with the mail one day, in a cardboard box. Quite a nice surprise! The Stags Head crest appears all over Tredegar House. It's on the back of chairs, engraved on the cutlery, it even appears on one of the ceilings - but you have to look carefully! The Morgan family adopted the stags head as their crest because of the large deer park the House once stood in.
Dinner plate. A Dinner plate from a Copeland / Spode dinner service with the Morgan crest to the centre, 1850-1900. The crest and the lattice design to the edge of the plate in blue underglaze.
Donated to Newport Museums and Galleries ('1st Yorke donation'). On loan to the National Trust from Newport Museums and Galleries.
Marks and inscriptions
Undersisde of plate: COPELAND / LATE / SPODE / "PORTLAND VASE / RD No.637852 / ENGLAND [SPODE in lozenge shaped cartouche] Underside of plate: COPELAND [over a crown or coronet)
Makers and roles
Copeland, manufacturer (ceramic)