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‘Iona’ Celtic bone china plate by Spode

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One of a series of seven Spode Celtic Plates produced in the 1970s, beautifully decorated with rich coloured enamels and 22ct gold. The ‘Iona’ plate was inspired by the illuminated Gospel manuscript called ‘The book of Kells’ now held at Trinity College, Dublin.

Dimensions: 267 mms

£30.00

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Product Description

SPODE POTTERY
Josiah Spode established his pottery business in 1767 in Stoke On Trent, England. In the late 18th century Josiah produced what has been described as the single most significant development in the history of his industry – the perfection of the formula for fine bone china. At the time European potters were trying to formulate the equivalent of porcelain which had started to be imported from China. Bone china had similar properties to porcelain and it was based on the Kaolin clay that was discovered in Cornwall.
The Prince of Wales visited the factory in 1806 and, impressed by what he saw, asked Spode to produce the banqueting service for his coronation as George IV. The company has held Royal Warrants ever since.
THE BOOK OF KELLS
The Book of Kells is now kept at Trinity College in Dublin. It contains the four Gospels and other writings in Latin. It was written on vellum (prepared calfskin) and illuminated with lavish decoration of plant, animal and human life plus amazing abstract decoration of Celtic knotwork and interlaced designs. It was possibly written in the early 800's by the Columban monks in the scriptorium of the Iona community which had originated in Argyllshire, Scotland in the 6th Century but escaped to Kells, County Meath, Ireland, after a Viking raid left 68 dead.
The book is regarded as a masterpiece of Celtic art and decoration.

 

Additional information

Brands

Spode Pottery

Design

Celtic, Celtic Knots, Creatures, Crosses, Interlace, Saints

History

Factual History

Material

Bone China

Origins

England, Ireland, Scotland

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