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This is a very good example of an English George III period, porcelain, coffee can, made by Spode in the early 19th century, circa 1810.


The can is nominally straight sided and has the Spode loop handle with a pronounced kick or kink to the lower part, with a lower attachment that curves out from the cup. Spode is the only factory with a handle of this exact shape.


The can has a very distinctive and beautifully hand painted "Greek Key" pattern with rich mazarine blue enamelling and hand gilded detailed decoration in gold. The outer handle is also hand gilded. Heavily gilded porcelain of this period were called candlelight wares because of the brilliance of their gilding.


This can is marked to the base with the pattern number 742.


  • Dimensions: 

    Height: 6.53 cm (2.57 in)Width: 8.39 cm (3.3 in)Depth: 6.53 cm (2.57 in)

  • Condition: 

    NO Cracks, NO Hairlines, NO Restoration. Very slight loss of gilding to inner rim in places. Please see images.

Early 19th Century Spode Porcelain Coffee Can Greek Key Pattern 742, circa 1810

SKU: P 2119
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