Friday, April 5, 2013

SPODE'S CONVOLVULUS PATTERN

Spode's Convolvulus or Sunflower pattern is one of my favorite patterns.  It is perhaps the Holy Grail of floral patterns (at least to me).

It is a sheet or all-over pattern comprised of intertwining sunflowers and convolvulus (also known as bindweed or morning glories).  The color is a rich and varied cobalt. You can learn more about the pattern by visiting the Spode Exhibition Online, http://spodeceramics.com/pottery/printed-designs/patterns/sunflower-convolvulus If you haven't visited this exhibition before, you are in for a rare treat.  It is truly a virtual Spode Museum. 

Spode's Convolvulus or Sunflower Pattern platter, c. 1812, 18.5 inches by 12.25 inches


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