Spode China For Auction
Josiah Spode was responsible for perfecting two extremely important techniques that were crucial to the worldwide success of the English pottery industry, namely, transfer printing and developing the formula for fine bone china. The development of transfer printing led to the launch of the Blue Italian range, a very popular range along with Woodland and Christmas Tree.
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- Josiah Spode I established his own company in 1776 concentrating on the production of ceramic wares of the finest quality in a variety of bodies. Recognised as having developed the technique for underglaze transfer printing on earthenware producing the first printed “Willow” patterns 1784-90s.
- Under Josiah Spode II, designs and shapes evolved from the highly restrained Georgian styles through the more ebullient decorative forms of the Regency period.
- Spode II was appointed “Potter to the Prince of Wales” when the Prince Regent visited the factory in 1806.