Spode ‘custard tub’, pat.1166 – rich gilt & flowers, circa 1815

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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,
circa 1815

7.5cm
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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