This is an exceptional and rare set of 19th century Copeland dessert plates with irregularly shaped rims and cobalt blue ground. These exemplify the best features of the Aesthetic Movement with the combination of shape and decoration. The set of 18 are all uniquely hand painted with raised paste gold birds, leaves, butterflies etc. all placed off-center to catch the eye. The incredibly complex and elaborate borders are works of art unto themselves, combining raised gold, and white contrasting "jewels" alternating with blue and gold.Please take a look at all the detailed pictures to see the variety and incredible workmanship.
Set of 18 Copeland Aesthetic Movement Cobalt Blue & Raised Gold Dessert Plates
Dessert Plates, 9" diameter x 0.5" height
Item #: 3105