A single handled bone china dessert dish painted with roses in the centre by Frederick

A single handled bone china dessert dish painted with roses in the centre by Frederick A. Adams and signed. Gilded on cobalt blue around the rim with ‘Hussar’ pattern. c.1912

An earthenware Tureen and Cover made from Royal Jasmine body

An earthenware Tureen and Cover made from Royal Jasmine body, underglaze printed in black and tinted with brown in ‘Reindeer’ pattern designed by Harold Holdway. Backstamps on early pieces state Reindeer Designed by T. Hassall. c.1936

Earthenware mug decorated with a design from Cutie Kitten

Earthenware mug decorated with a design from Cutie Kitten created by John Christopher Boulton in 1957, pattern number S3243.

Bone China Ice Pail and lid

Bone China Ice Pail and lid with thermal lining and lift-out plastic mesh container. c.1956

Bone china teapot decorated with Persia pattern

Bone china teapot decorated with Persia pattern, on Royal College Shape (RCA) designed by Neil French and David White. c.1960

One of the Spode Christmas plate designs by K. Pickin

One of the Spode Christmas plate designs by K. Pickin. This one is from 1982, the central design incorporates elements first seen on a Copeland Christmas Mug, c.1867.

THE SPODE COLLECTION

20th Century Design

The Spode Collection also embraces designs from the 20th century. Each decade witnessed vast changes in fashion in all walks of life and ceramics were no exception. On this page we start our journey in the 1900s through to 2000 where we see hints of an earlier age, Art Deco, Art Pottery, cocktail time in the 1950s, streamlined shapes of the 1960s, romantic ideals of the 1970s, traditional Christmas and the classical elegance of later productions.

Art Pottery vases

Art Pottery vases hand thrown from red clay dug from the Spode
factory site. Marked Old Clay Wharf 1st March, 1936.

Copeland Spode mug of William Shakespeare

A large glazed earthenware Copeland Spode mug of William Shakespeare; a smaller version in a creamy matt Velamour body together with a factory trial model which has been coloured. Model number K552 c.1937

Bone China dinner and tea wares in Rose Embossed

Bone China dinner and tea wares in Rose Embossed shape decorated with Golden Valley pattern, number Y7840. c.1961

Bone china tea cup and saucer in turquoise with gold decoration

Bone china tea cup and saucer in turquoise with gold decoration, a coat of arms to the centre and Arabic script to the base. c.1973

Bone china vase

Bone china vase, copying the style of Spode’s New Shape Vase of 1820. Produced to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1993