Copeland Late Spode Indian Sporting Series 'Death of the Bear' Dinner Plate c1835 (Sold)
A fine dinner plate from Spode's Indian Sporting series depicting 'Death of the Bear'. Printed in medium blue showing hunters on horseback and on elephants with dogs, having chased a bear which they are killing with spears and gunshot. Based on Samuel Howitt's engravings from 'Indian Field Sports' published in 1807. The exotic border of tigers, bears and hogs reflects the themes of the series. In excellent condition; no chips, cracks or restoration and showing little signs of wear. Rare to find, especially in such good order. Impressed 'Crown' and printed 'Copeland late Spode' with 'DEATH OF THE BEAR' in underglaze blue. Diameter 25cm (9.9in)
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