A set of ten dessert plates and a pair of shell-shaped dishes brightly colored and decorated with the objects of good luck. They have a floral border painted in enamels of greens, pinks, orange and yellow on a bright white ground.
Made by Spode ca. 1820.
Dm 7.9 in. x H 1 in.
Dm 7.75 in. x H 1.75 in.
Spode was founded by Josiah Spode in 1770 in Stoke-on-Trent. After some early trials, Spode perfected a stoneware, an extremely refined stoneware that came closer to porcelain than any previously, and introduced his “Stone-China” in 1813. It was light in body, greyish-white, and gritty where it was not glazed and approached translucence in the early wares; later Stone-Ware became opaque. Spode pattern books, which record about 75,000 patterns, survive from about 1800.
Layer on top of a simpler plate, such as our Wedgwood Thistle Pattern Dishes, for a stunning combination.
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