Spode Etruscan Cup & Saucer Serpent Handle C.1817

Spode Etruscan Cup & Saucer Serpent Handle C.1817

Code: FA0603


Very pretty Spode etruscan shape cup and saucer with a snake's head handle with coiled tail at the lower terminal. Decorated inside the cup and the saucer with purple enamels and gilding in a elaborate design of feathery foliage and branches. The center framed with a ring of gilt arches with hanging bellflowers is replicated in a band around the outside of the cup. The serpent handle is also richly gilded with finer detail to the head.

The cup is marked with gold pattern number 1590 I think. This specific cup design dates to c.1817-1825.

The cup measures 12cm (4 3/4") rim to handle, 9.5cm (3 3/4") rim to rim and 6cm (2 3/8") high. The saucer measures 14cm (5 1/2") wide and 2.2cm (7/8") high.

Condition is excellent with no damage or restoration and minimal surface wear.