Copperplate c.1805 showing one of a large series of landscape scenes.
Engraved copperplate in the “Geranium” pattern c. 1825.
THE SPODE COLLECTION
This collection, the greatest in the world, comprises over 25,000 copperplates, engraved over 200 years, from which transfer prints were taken for printed ceramic wares. They include a wide variety of subjects and are fine examples of the engraver's art.
The earliest known copperplate of the ‘Two Figures’ pattern, believed to have been engraved c1790 by Thomas Minton for Josiah Spode l, a Spode plate c.1790 showing the pattern and a paper “pull” from the copperplate.
A bat-printed saucer c.1805 bat printed with one of a large series of landscape scenes.
An underglaze blue printed platter, c.1825 printed in the “Geranium” pattern.