24 June 2013

Spode and Tennis 2013

As Wimbledon 2013 starts this week click here to catch up on my Spode and Tennis blog. 

And the picture here is a reminder of what a tennis set really is!

This Copeland tennis set is decorated in a pattern introduced in about 1869. It is an elegant pattern with the grass decoration embossed i.e. raised. The embossments are then picked out in turquoise and gold. There is also gilded detail to the rim of the cup and its elongated saucer as well as the handle which is also painted in turquoise.