Spode ‘custard tub’, pat.1166 – rich gilt & flowers, circa 1815
Spode ‘Custard Tub’, superbly hand-painted with pattern 1166 -colourful flowers reserved on a gilt & blue scale ground, with gilt scalloped rim & handles.
Faint mark, with 1166,
Lid absent, handle restored
These interesting items are described as ‘custard tubs’ in the original Spode pattern book; they had a pierced cover, and were used as potpourri holders in the ‘real world’ – and are usually described as this today.
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