A Spode Felspar porcelain part dessert service, circa 1825-47, painted in blue, yellow and gilt with a band of convolvulus within a gadrooned border, comprising: two oval tazzas; a pair of leaf-shaped dishes; a pair of shaped oval dishes; a pair of shaped rectangular dishes and seventeen plates, puce printed Felspar marks, one tazza with green printed Copeland & Garrett mark, painted pattern no. 3958
Note: See Leonard Whiter, Spode (1970), p. 87 for the author's date formula which would place the introduction of this pattern circa 1826.
Provenance: Purchased from Spode's London retail premises by John Farquhar Fraser (1790 - 1862) after his marriage to Agnes Bagot in 1826. Lawyer and nephew of John Farquhar (17511826) the noted gunpowder magnate, who left no will at the time of his death, his fortune having accrued to about £1.5 million. F.J. Fraser with his brothers-in-law defended the interminable intestate case over his uncle's estate in the Court of Chancery. At this time and place Charles Dickens was a recording clerk. Possible elements of miserliness in 'A Christmas Carol ( nephew, partner etc) pub. 1843; and Bleak House (interminable Chancery case) pub. 1853 may in part stem from this case.
John Farquhar Fraser and thence by descent to the current vendor.
One shaped oval dish with rivetted repairs. Light wear throughout. CONDITION REPORT DISCLAIMER
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