This is a very good rare example of an English George III period, porcelain, slop bowl, made by Spode in the early 19th century, circa 1810.
The bowl is well potted on a low everted foot.
The bowl has a fine and beautifully hand painted " Japan " pattern with rich burnt orange enameling, underglaze cobalt blue and hand gilded detailed decoration in gold. This pattern is very similar to Derby's "Old Japan" pattern. Heavily gilded porcelain of this period were called candlelight wares because of the brilliance of their gilding.
The piece has the benefit of being fully marked with a hand painted upper case SPODE, together with the pattern number "1946" hand painted to the base in burnt orange.
Overall a rare and beautifully hand painted Bowl by this high quality factory
Height: 8.01 cm (3.15 in)Diameter: 16.01 cm (6.3 in)
Wear consistent with age and use. NO Cracks, NO Chips, NO Restoration. Some slight wear and light scratching to inside of bowl.