Spode Garden Seat c.1820 printed in Italian pattern. 49cm high. Impressed SPODE and Crown mark.

Spode round Vegetable Tureen and Cover c.1810 printed in Greek pattern.
23.5 cm in diameter.
Impressed SPODE mark to base.

Spode Soup plate, c.1816 printed in India
pattern, 24cm in diameter.
Impressed and printed Spode marks.

Also printed on the back
“This BLUE-WARE is printed from CALX of British COBALT produced from Wheal Sparnon Mine in the County of
Cornwall August 1816”

Set of six Spode lidded Custard Cups and Stand, c.1810 printed in Lattice
Scroll pattern.
Printed SPODE mark

Copeland & Garrett Bulb Pot, c.1833 printed in Botanical pattern. 16cm high. Printed Copeland & Garrett Late Spode mark.

Spode Wash Jug c.1825 printed in Musicians pattern, 26.5cm high. Printed Spode mark

Cream Tureen with fixed base in Tiber pattern, c.1820. 19cm high.

Coffee Pot in India pattern, c.1820. 22cm high.


Early Blue and White Wares

Josiah Spode I perfected underglaze transfer printing on earthenwares and produced numerous series of blue printed dinner and other services of spectacular quality. Different designs were used on different shaped items; the ’Indian Sporting’ series alone has 21 different hunting scenes based on engravings in a monthly publication ’Oriental Field Sports’ by one Edward Orme of Bond Street, London.

The Spode Museum collection of Blue and White printed wares is housed in the new recreated ‘Blue Room’ at the Spode Museum Trust Heritage Centre It comprises pieces of many of the earliest underglaze transfer printed Blue and White earthenware patterns made by Spode and also various 18th century Chinese pieces which formed the source of inspiration for many Spode patterns. It includes the earliest printed examples of the Willow pattern, commissioned by Josiah Spode and made around 1790 and the associated copperplate, thought to have been engraved for Spode by Thomas Minton. The Museum also owns the original copper printing plates of all the early patterns.

Spode Salmon Dish c.1820 printed in Castle pattern. 81cm in length.
Impressed SPODE mark and Crown.

Spode Devonia shape dessert dish c.1800 printed in
Willow pattern, 27.5cm. Impressed SPODE mark.

Spode Footbath c. 1820 printed in Tower pattern, 47.5 cm
long. Impressed and printed SPODE marks and Crown.

This interesting dish was rediscovered when the contents of the Reserve Collection at the Spode Museum was being packed to send away for storage at the time of closure of the Spode factory. The photo of the backstamps on the reverse of the dish reveals both an early Spode blue printed mark and Copeland printed mark from 1908.

A note by the late Robert Copeland states that this dish was made from a very old Spode copperplate and has a view of an unidentified ‘Foreign Port’ which might be Oman or Aden. It was probably made as a gift or sample in 1908 from the original copper and did not come to light again until it was offered to Robert Copeland in 1989. Robert donated it to the Trust where it remained in storage until its recent rediscovery. There may be a Spode title allocated to this pattern but until this is known the title given by Robert Copeland of “Foreign Port” remains.

Spode meat plate, c.1820, printed in Convolvulus and Sunflower sheet
pattern, 48cm wide. Impressed SPODE.

Spode Supper Set in oval mahogany tray, c.1815 printed in Greek pattern.