A Safavid lavender-glazed pottery dish
Persia, seventeenth century
Of shallow form on a low foot, painted in underglaze pale lavender, the border moulded with a continuous row of linear motifs,
34.7 cm., 13 7/8 in. diameter
Richard Ronald John Copeland (1884-1958), president and from 1913 chairman of the Spode-Copeland firm of bone china manufacturers in Staffordshire. His printed label ‘RRJC’ with 605 in ink, is found on the back of the dish.
Acquired from the above by Leonard Whiter, sales and marketing director of Spode, early 1960s-1974. He is the author of Spode, A History of the Family, Factory and Wares from 1733 to 1833, London, 1970
By descent to Whiter’s son by whom sold, Bonhams, London, 19 April 2016, lot 89
Private collection, London, 2016-21