Roger Stretch Antiques
Rare Spode Bat Printed Coffee Can, 'Maria' c.1805
REF: 11220 / LA222703
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A rare Spode coffee can, produced around 1805 and decorated with a very fine, bat printed design illustrating a passage, Maria, from 'A Sentimental Journey through France & Italy' by Lawrence Sterne, 1768. 'I discovered poor Maria sitting under a poplar - she was sitting with her elbow in her lap, and her head leaning to one side within her hand. She was dress'd in white.........her goat had been as faithless as her lover, and she had got a little dog in lieu of him, which she kept tied by a string to her girdle'. This piece is unmarked.
Roger Stretch Antiques has clarified that the Rare Spode Bat Printed Coffee Can, 'Maria' c.1805 (LA222703) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1805
In perfect original sound condition with no wear to the decoration.