Bone China Dutch shape jug decorated with three bat prints c.1805 – 1810
Plate made from a service made for the Prince Regent for use on his yacht the Royal George, c.1817. The Collection contains several examples from this service.
THE SPODE COLLECTION
Early Bone China Wares
English Bone China was invented at Spode and the Spode formula was eventually used and adapted by all other English factories.
From the “Golden Age” of the early 19th century the Spode Museum collection contains several large Bone China tea and dessert services, featuring beautifully hand-painted floral, botanical, ornithological and Japanese subjects. There are also numerous specimen pieces from other fine services, items made for the Prince Regent and vases and decorative items of all descriptions, many of which are extremely rare.
Above a pair of ice pails from a dessert service in pattern number 2114, c.1815, each piece hand-painted with different ornithological subjects. The Spode Museum possesses these and a number of other pieces from this service.
Vase painted with a magnificent portrait of a young lady, description on the base c.1818.
Polyanthus: One of a set of 12 plates decorated with botanical specimens, c..1820