Small Spode potpourri, cylindrical form with ‘Tumbledown- Dick’ pat. 3976, circa 1825
Small Spode potpourri, recorded in the 1820 Spode pattern books as ‘Beaded Upright Scollopd Incense Burner’, the cylindrical form with ‘Tumbledown- Dick’ pattern (#3976) detailed in gold and on a black background, the pierced rim, foot and lid with a blue cell border, the knop a fancy fruit.
An identical example, presented to the V&A Museum in 1899 : http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O307277/match-pot-and-spode-ceramic-works/
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