These nine pretty floral bone-china trios by Copeland Spode were made exclusively for the world-famous furniture maker and retailer, Waring & Gillow Ltd, London.
Handpainted on transfer with floral sprays on a pure white ground. Gilded rims and handles.
Gillow's of Lancaster can be traced back to the luxury furniture and furnishings firm founded by Robert Gillow c.1730. In 1764 a London branch of Gillow's was established at 176 Oxford Road, now Oxford Street and rapidly established a reputation for supplying high-quality furniture. It furnished the greatest houses and luxury yachts of the era.
The Waring & Gillow building at 164-188 Oxford Street was erected in 1905-06 in a style inspired by Hampton Court Palace. The building is now the flagship H&M store. The name Waring & Gillow was lost to cabinet makers Maple & Co in 1980.
A faint hairline to one cup and a teeny flake to the rim of two plates are mentioned for completeness - all other items in excellent vintage condition.
Approximate dimensions :
Cup x 9 - 2.5 inches | 63mm high
Saucer x 9 - 5.375 inches | 135 mm
Plate x 9 - 5.75 inches | 145mm
These beautiful pieces date from the 1920s/30s.
Matching items are listed separately.
Backstamps include maker's marks for Spode and for Waring & Gillow. Pattern number 3960. Painter's mark.
All our items are pre-owned and vintage and may therefore show signs of use and age and will not be dishwasher proof.