Pair of Spode Chinoiserie Porcelain Serpent Vases
the globular bodies painted in the Kakiemon famille verte palette with exotic birds standing beside ornamental fences and flowering branches, the tall necks with further long-tailed birds in flight, each vase applied with two tall serpent ear-handles, with very old stapled repairs to one neck.
Alfred Gresham Copeland
Robert Copeland (1925-2010), and thence by descent.
Spode Bicentenary Exhibition, Royal Academy, 1970
Northern Ceramic Society, Hanley Museum, 1989.
An identical single vase is held in the collection of Victoria and Albert Museum, Accession No. 379-1899 gifted in memory of Josiah Spode. (illustrated)