Shanghai Breakfast Trio


Fabulous bone china tableware made by W. T. Copeland at the Spode factory.

This beautiful breakfast set is decorated with a wide band of the Shanghai pattern, an early transfer print with hand-coloured bright enamels depicting ladybirds and butterflies fluttering amongst branches of blossom. Each piece has gilded scalloped rims. Did you know teacups were given scalloped rims to allow air in with every sip of tea therefore enhancing the flavour!

This RARE Breakfast trio consists of ……..

Large Breakfast cup 11.5 cm diameter x 7.5 cm 
Dish / Saucer 17.5 cm diameter x 3.5 cm deep
Plate 19 cm diameter

Lovely condition, fabulous colours. No damage, just some rubbing to the rims consistent with age.

1 in stock


Josiah Spode was the great Pioneer among the Georgian potters in England, circa year 1800 he perfected the bone china recipe that has been used by everyone ever since, and he was also the leading potter behind the technique of transfer ware, making it possible for English potters to replace the Chinese export china, which had come to an end around that time, with their own. This was fundamental to a thriving industry that would last for about 150 years and provide half the world with their tableware.

W. T. Copeland (c.1847-1970)

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