An interesting and unusual Spode vase with three rows of applied white pearl beading against gilt bands and standing on a gilded pedestal foot. The vase decorated to the reverse with a rural vignette and colourfully painted to the front with a swan in a picturesque riverside setting. Marked underneath with "Swan" and pattern number 1805.
See Leonard Whiter "Spode" where this shape is shown in the 1820 Shape Book and described as a "Beaded beaker on a foot" Also see Plate 181 for two further examples.
Date: Circa 1820
Height: 6 1/4 inches (16 cm.)
Price: £ 495