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Spode also used on-glaze transfers for other wares.
The well-known Spode blue-and-white dinner services with engraved sporting scenes and Italian views were developed under Josiah Spode the younger, but continued to be reproduced into much later times.
Some very early Spode pieces were not marked Spode but may have just a pattern number.
1833 to 1847 Spode became Copeland & Garrett partnership and during this period pieces were stamped with the Copeland and Garrett mark, often Spode’s name was included also as the Spode name was better known and respected (This was sometimes called late Spode).
Many items in Spode's Blue Italian and Woodland ranges are made at Portmeirion Group's factory in Stoke-on-Trent.
with the introduction of underglaze blue transfer printing on earthenware in 1783–84.
He then worked in a number of partnerships until he went into business for himself, renting a small potworks in the town of Stoke-on-Trent in 1767; in 1776 he completed the purchase of what became the Spode factory until 2008.
His early products comprised earthenwares such as creamware (a fine cream-coloured earthenware) and pearlware (a fine earthenware with a bluish glaze) as well as a range of stonewares including black basalt, caneware, and jasper which had been popularised by Josiah Wedgwood.
There are four significant periods in Spode’s long history and knowing about these can help you date pieces of Spode china or pottery.
From around the 1770s to 1833 Spode belonged to the Spode family and during this period pieces were usually marked as Spode by hand in a red colour, however sometimes it was in a different colour or impressed in the piece.