Copeland Tile painted by Lucien Besche

Pattern number 425, c.1803 shown in the Pattern Book on a Hand Candlestick

A highly decorative Copeland and Garrett plate c.1833 decorated with panels of sea shells, flowers and birds complete with Armorial centre

Pattern number 3219, c.1820 shown in the Pattern Book on a New Shape French Jar.

THE SPODE COLLECTION

The Pattern Books

From around 1800, most of the patterns painted by Spode's artists were recorded in Pattern books.  These books contain watercolour paintings of tens of thousands of patterns made from about 1800 up to the end of production at the Church Street factory. Many are beautiful works of art in their own right; taken together, their importance rests in part in their completeness, but also as a historic document of changing design styles over two centuries. Georgian simplicity, Regency opulence, Victorian naturalism, sentimentality, Pre-Raphaelite styles, Japanese revival, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, 1950s modernism and late 20th century designs are all there, including the originals of iconic patterns still in production, such as Christmas Tree, Woodland and Stafford Flowers.


Copeland and Garrett period Pattern Numbers 6057, 6058 and 6059, c.1834

Copeland and Garrett period Pattern Numbers 6057, 6058 and 6059, c.1834
shown in the Pattern Book on a Covered Jar, Plate and Tile.