Rare Spode Indian Sporting Series 'Common Wolf Trap' Twiffler or Dessert Plate c1815 #1 (Sold)
A superb plate printed in medium blue and showing the scene of a wolf trap with a lamb suspended over it in a basket. A pot of water drips on to the lamb causing it to bleat and attract wolves. Four wolves have gathered and one is shown falling into the pit below which is disguised with branches and leaves. Exotic border of tigers, bears, boar and cormorants. In excellent condition; no chips, cracks or restoration and little, if any, sign of wear. Rare to find, especially in such good order. Finely potted indented shape with a lovely pale blue rippled glaze and no foot rim. Impressed SPODE 39 and printed SPODE with the title COMMON WOLF TRAP in underglaze blue. Diameter 21cm (8.25in)
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