Jaffrey Center Village Improvement Society

Four Beautiful Scenes for a Special Edition
Of Elegant Spode Dinner Plates in
Cranberry Red or Blue

The perfect gift for family and friends who love Mt. Monadnock and Jaffrey!

The Jaffrey Center Village Improvement Society (JCVIS),
in celebration of its 2006 centennial, arranged with Spode of England to create a unique set of fine china dinner plates featuring engravings of four historic scenes of Mt. Monadnock and Jaffrey Center.

The “Mt. Monadnock and Jaffrey” series is a limited edition of 250 sets of 4 plates in cranberry red or blue of the 10-3/8” slightly scalloped, round Georgian series of dinner plates, with a floral border, which Spode first produced circa 1812.

The plates, made in England, are safe for dishwashers and microwave ovens.

The 4 scenes all feature Mt. Monadnock in the background. They include the Meetinghouse and the Horsesheds, a pastoral view across the Swale, Melville Academy, and a horse and buggy on Main Street at Harkness Road and Bryant Road, where the JCVIS dedicated Centennial Park in July 2006. These scenes represent the 16 acres of open spaces and public buildings maintained by the JCVIS for the benefit of all.

(click on the above illustrations to view a larger example of the artwork)
Three scenes are based on historic photos of Jaffrey Center from the 1890s, a few years before the JCVIS was founded. The fourth scene is a view, unchanged since 1833, of Melville Academy. It was painted recently by Jaffrey artist Howard Hill. The four scenes have been reinterpreted in a 19th century engraving style by Concord artist R.P. Hale. The back of each plate has a description of the scene and historical notes.

The sets of four plates come in an attractive blue Spode box and make handsome gifts.


Price List

1 Set, 4 Plates $140

2 Sets, 8 Plates $275

3 Sets, 12 Plates $400

4 Sets, 16 Plates $520

5 Sets, 20 Plates $635

6 Sets, 24 Plates $745

Over 6 sets: @$110 per additional set

For more information contact Ken Campbell, ken.campbell@mac.com;
phone (603) 532-8686