Rare Spode Indian Sporting Series 'Death of the Bear' Warming Dish c1815
A superb warming dish from Spode's Indian Sporting series depicting 'Death of the Bear'. Printed in medium blue showing hunters on horseback and on elephants with dogs, having chased a bear which they are killing with spears and gunshot. Based on Samuel Howitt's engravings from 'Indian Field Sports' published in 1807. The exotic border of tigers, bears and hogs reflects the themes of the series. Sections of the border have also been used to decorate the under sides of the dish too. The…
Indian Sporting summer for Spode collectors
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