This beautiful plate, commemorating the Investiture of His Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales, depicts the prince's coat of arms in the center, with a green-and-black border representing the land and industry of Wales.
Rich enamels and 22-carat gold were used in the creation of this fine bone china plate in 1969. One of only 1,500 ever produced, this plate comes in its original presentation box, with its informational booklet enclosed.
Spode was founded in 1770 by Josiah Spode in a factory at Stoke-on-Trent, England. Josiah revolutionized the English ceramic industry with his technical skills and creativity. He perfected the technique of transfer printing on earthenware from hand-engraved copper plates. Spode China is still made using the original formula and is considered the whitest and strongest bone China made. In approximately 1833, Spode was purchased by Copeland and Sons.
1969 Prince Charles Caernarvon Plate
**Commemorative plate celebrating the Investiture of His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales**
**In original presentation box with booklet**
**Made of Spode Fine Bone China**
**Decorated with enamels and 22 carat gold**
**10 1/2 inches across**
**Back is printed in gold with "Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, Caernarvon 1st July 1969, Spode, Bone China, England"**
**Plate has no breaks, no chips, no cracks, no crazing, no repairs**
**One tiny spot of gold by the gold border on the front, one small gold line near the border on the back and a tiny red spot near the words printed on the back are the only defects that can be seen, each one is a manufacturing defect**
**Presentation box is royal blue outside with "Spode" in gold**
**Box has royal blue satin inside for the plate to rest on**
**Box lid interior is lined in white satin, with "Spode in royal blue**
**Box has edge wear, paper cover of box has wrinkling/bubbling on upper right, and a tear on the right where the ribbon seal is located. Front lid corners are broken. The box has done its job and protected the plate from damage over the years.**
**Ribbon side seals were snapped when box was originally opened**
**A beautiful piece of collectible artwork**