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Spode

Spode is one of the oldest and most distinguished of the great pottery companies of Staffordshire, the time-honored home of English ceramics. The firm’s blue and white bone china transferware is a timeless classic. Spode dishes compose the sort of elegant dinner service that most of us envision on a traditional holiday table.

     The company was established in 1770 in Stoke-on-Trent by Josiah Spode, a friend and neighbor of another estimable English ceramist, Josiah Wedgwood. Spode was particularly known for two technical achievements in the firm’s early decades. The first was to develop a standard formula for the making of bone china — a type of porcelain (made with a mixture of bone ash, minerals and clay) that is dazzlingly white and so strong it can be used to create very thin translucent plates and vessels. The other was to perfect the making of transferware. That process involves the transfer of pictorial images inked on tissue paper — such as the garden scenery in the famous Willow dish patterns — onto ceramics that are then sealed with a glaze. In 1833, following the sudden death of Josiah Spode III, business partner W.T. Copeland took over the company and changed its name. Collectors regard Copeland-marked pieces as Spode china. The Spode brand was revived in 1970.

     From the 1820s onward, Spode enjoyed tremendous success both in Britain and elsewhere owing to the beauty and vitality of its decorative imagery. By some counts, Spode created more than 40,000 patterns in the 19th century. Many favorite Spode patterns — among them Blue Italian, India Tree, Greek and Woodland — date to the company’s early years. Spode’s most popular pattern, Christmas Tree, was introduced in 1938. Prices for Spode china vary widely, based on the size of the service, its condition and the pattern. An antique dinner service for 12 people or more, in good repair and complete with cups and serving dishes, will generally cost between $10,000 and $20,000. Such Spode services become heirlooms — a proud and timeless addition to a family’s table. And as you will see on these pages, Spode’s rich and varied wares offer a visual feast in and of themselves.

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Creator: Spode
Spode Creamware Dessert Service, Avocado Green, Chinoiserie, Regency, 1814
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful Spode creamware dessert service made in 1814, which was the Regency era. The service is decorated in a printed and hand-colored Chinoiserie design on an avocado g...
Category

1810s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Creamware

Antique Spode Ornithological Miniature Chamberstick
By Spode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique Spode Ornithological Miniature Chamberstick With rich apple green background, with gilt ring handle, painted with a vignette of a Whinchat in landscape. Signed Spode in scr...
Category

Early 19th Century English Georgian Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Early Spode Shaped Dish
By Spode
Located in High Point, NC
Early 19th century signed Spode handled serving dish with a wonderful shaped handle and scalloped edge. The pattern is of a lovely Asian village.
Category

19th Century English Victorian Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Vintage Blue Transferware Burnt Tablecloth Dishes
By Spode
Located in Norwalk, CT
A set of three Spode Italian blue transfer ware miniature dishes depicting the humorous phrase "Who burnt the table cloth?" (One reads "our table cloth" instead of "the table cloth" ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Spode

Materials

Ceramic

Fine Spode Harrogate Bone China Dinner Service
By Spode
Located in Worcester, GB
Fine Spode Harrogate Bone China Dinner Service Late 20th century, English, c.1980 Spode, Harrogate pattern, all pieces stamped by the factory to the underside Fine bone c...
Category

Late 20th Century British Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Set of 12 Dinner Plates and 8 Dessert Plates in Bone China by Spode
By Spode
Located in Kenilworth, IL
Set of twelve Spode bone china dinner plates with characteristically English hand painted mixed floral bouquets in vivid polychrome enamels. The plates have a scolloped rim and three...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Spode

Materials

Enamel

Early 19th Century Spode Porcelain Coffee Can Hand Gilded Pattern 1099, Ca 1810
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a fine example of an English George III period, porcelain, coffee can (cup), made by Spode in the early 19th century, circa 1810. The can is nominally straight sided and h...
Category

Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Pottery Neo-Classical Greek Pattern Blue Deep Dish
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode pottery neo-classical Greek pattern blue deep dish, Bacchus Mounted on a Panther, Early-19th Century The Spode Greek pattern pottery shaped rectangular dish with cantered...
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Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Porcelain Teacup Trio, Spode Imari Tobacco Leaf Patt. 967, Regency ca 1815
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful true trio made by Spode around 1815. The set is decorated in the famous Imari Tobacco Leaf pattern 967. In the early 19th Century, cups and saucers were sold as "...
Category

1810s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Pottery Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Printed Supper Set
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode pottery Neo-classical Greek pattern blue printed supper set Early-19th century From a large collection of Greek pattern pieces in various colors and forms The rare Spo...
Category

Early 18th Century English Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Spode Pottery Blue Greek Pattern Double Egg Cups
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode pottery blue Greek pattern double egg cups late 19th century The double Spode egg cups have a Greek key design to top and bottom. To one side is a panel with three seated m...
Category

Late 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Regency Spode Neo-Classical Greek Pattern Blue Tazza
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode Neo-classical Greek Pattern Tazza Early-19th Century The Spode pottery underglaze blue Greek pattern has an oval shaped top with a central design of Neo-classical figures ...
Category

Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Spode Orphaned Porcelain Saucer, Chinoiserie Gilt Potted Flowers, Regency ca1820
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful deep orphaned saucer made by Spode around 1820. The saucer is decorated with a gorgeous Chinoiserie pattern of a group of potted flowers in gilt and grey. The sau...
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1820s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

English Spode White and Gold Porcelain Jewelry Dish
By Spode
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful English Spode white porcelain 'jewelry' dish with a gold line-edged rim and 'x' design, circa 20th century, England. A great piece to hold jewelry (as demonstrated) or ot...
Category

20th Century English Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Tea Service, Felspar Porcelain White and Cobalt Blue, Regency 1821-1825
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning tea service consisting of an octagonal teapot on a stand, six teacups, twelve saucers, a milk jug, a lidded sucrier, a slop bowl and a cake plate. This service was...
Category

1820s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Rectangular Dessert Dishes
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode neo-Classical Greek pattern blue rectangular dessert dishes, Four figures in battle, Early 19th century The Spode Greek pattern pottery dishes are printed in blue with "Fo...
Category

Early 18th Century English Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Copeland Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Sauce Tureen & Cover
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Copeland-Late Spode Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Sauce Tureen & Cover, Circa 1847. From a large collection of Greek Pattern Objects- please inquire about other pieces- plates...
Category

Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Set of 11 Early Spode Ironstone Imari Dessert Dishes Made circa 1815
By Spode
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A set of 11 Imari style ironstone dessert dishes, made by Spode circa 1815. Josiah Spode II began producing stone china in 1813 as an alternative to porcelain. Stone china, also kno...
Category

Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Ironstone

Spode Felspar Porcelain Sucrier, White, Gilt and Pink Harebells, circa 1828
By Spode Felspar, Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful lidded sucrier made by Spode in or shortly after 1828. The sucrier is made in Felspar porcelain and has a beautifully moulded shape with a crown-like shaped finia...
Category

1820s English Rococo Revival Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Pottery Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Dessert Dish
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode Pottery Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Dessert dish, Circa 1810 The Spode pearlware pottery-shaped dessert Greek Pattern dish has a central panel with a horseman on a rea...
Category

Early 19th Century English Georgian Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Spode Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Oval Dessert Dishes
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode neo-classical Greek pattern blue oval dessert dishes, A domestic ceremony, Early 19th century The Spode Greek pattern pottery dishes are printed in blue with "A Domestic C...
Category

Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Pottery

Spode Felspar Porcelain Plate, Landscape Painting, Regency ca 1822
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a dessert plate made by Spode in about 1822, which was the Regency era. The plate is made of Felspar porcelain and decorated with a beautiful hand painted landscape scene. Th...
Category

1820s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Porcelain Coffee Can Hand Painted & Gilded Pattern 967, circa 1815
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a fine example of an English George III period, porcelain, coffee can, made by Spode and hand painted in Pattern 967, during the early 19th Century, circa 1815. The can is...
Category

Early 19th Century English George III Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of English Porcelain Hexagonal Imari-Pattern Lamps, Spode, circa 1820
By Spode
Located in New York, NY
Each richly painted in a typical palette on alternating sides with exotic birds perched amidst leafy flowering branches or white blossoms issuing from gilt foliate vines against a co...
Category

1820s English Antique Spode

Spode Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Openwork Dessert Plates
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode neo-classical greek pattern blue openwork dessert plates, Ceres with a Priestess, Four Plates (4) Early 19th century From a large collection of Greek pattern Spode- more pi...
Category

Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Pair of Spode 19th C Pierced Green Chestnut Baskets & Under Plates
By Spode
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This pair of rare 19th c Spode Chestnut bowls are in amazing original condition and feature a green enamel leaf motif with pierced border. Each has two handles and basketweave on bot...
Category

1850s English Regency Revival Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Georgian Spode Soup Bowl or Plate in Chinese Flowers Pattern, circa 1820
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a beautiful bowl or soup plate produced by the Spode factory and made of a type of earthenware pottery called Pearl-ware, in the early 19th Century. The pattern is called ...
Category

Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware

Spode Felspar Floral Dessert Service, Yellow, Butterfly Handles, circa 1822
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning dessert service made by Spode in 1822, which was the Regency era. The service is made of Felspar porcelain and decorated in a beautiful pale yellow colour with an ...
Category

1820s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Pearleware Greek Pattern Blue Printed Hot Water Dishes-Zeus in His Chariot
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode Neo-classical Greek pattern blue printed hot water dishes, Zeus in his Chariot, A Pair, Early 19th century (We have five in all-two pairs and a single) The Spode pottery...
Category

Early 19th Century Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Spode & Copeland Stone China Trio in Tobacco Leaf Pattern No. 2061, 19th Century
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a good stone China (Ironstone) TRIO of three pieces, all in the hand - painted Tobacco Leaf pattern number 2061, made by the Spode / Copeland factory during the 19th century....
Category

19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

Materials

Ironstone

Georgian Spode Ironstone Shell Dish or Plate Bang Up Pattern No. 2886, Ca 1820
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is an early 19th century stone china (Ironstone pottery) desert dish with a fluted shell shape, produced by Spode and dating from the George 111rd period, circa 1820. It is dec...
Category

Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

Materials

Ironstone

Spode Antique Printed and Over-Painted Cabinet Plate Dated 1914
By Spode
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A good quality antique English Spode porcelain cabinet plate decorated with a chinoiserie landscape of two exotic birds perched on a flowering prunus tree dated 1914. The small sized...
Category

1910s English Chinoiserie Vintage Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Fleur de Lys Red & Gold Bone China Fluted Chelsea Coffee Pot
By Spode
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From Spode, England, a Fleur De Lys-Red Coffee Pot in the fluted Chelsea shape. The Fleur de Lys pattern was introduced in 1961 and remained active until 1994, now discontinued. ...
Category

20th Century English International Style Spode

Materials

Ceramic

Spode Fleur de Lys Red & Gold Bone China Fluted Chelsea Tea Pot
By Spode
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From Spode, England, a Fleur De Lys-Red Tea Pot in the fluted Chelsea shape. The Fleur de Lys pattern was introduced in 1961 and remained active until 1994, now discontinued. A...
Category

20th Century English International Style Spode

Materials

Ceramic

Spode Porcelain Bowl, Imari Tobacco Leaf Pattern 967, ca 1815
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful slop bowl can made by Spode around 1815. The bowl is decorated in the famous Imari Tobacco Leaf pattern 967. I have several other items in this pattern availab...
Category

1810s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Set of 12 Spode Newstone Aesthetic Movement Japanese Garden Soup Bowls Ca. 1840
By Spode
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This is an amazing set of 12 rimmed soup bowls marked "Spode's New-Stone" dating to 1840 but in like new condition. The "Japonesque" transfer decoration is embellished with hand pain...
Category

1840s English Japonisme Antique Spode

Materials

Ironstone

Spode New Stone China Dinner Service Eighty Four Pieces, Pattern #3504
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode new stone China dinner service- eighty four pieces, Pattern #3504, circa 1820 (NY7148), The service is decorated in an Imari pattern in iron red light and dark blue and ...
Category

Early 19th Century English Georgian Antique Spode

Materials

Ironstone

Spode Neo-Classical Greek Pattern Blue Soup Plates, Phliasian Horsemen
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode Neo-classical Greek pattern blue soup plates, Refreshment for Phliasian Horseman, Set of twelve (12) Early-19th century The Spode Greek pattern pottery plate is printed ...
Category

Early 19th Century English Georgian Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Royal Worcester English Garden Dinner Service
By Spode
Located in Worcester, GB
Royal Worcester English garden dinner service Late 20th century, English, c.1983 Royal Worcester, English Garden pattern, all pieces stamped by the factory to the underside ...
Category

Late 20th Century British Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Early 19th Century Spode Porcelain Regency Punch Bowl
By Spode
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
An early Spode Regency style punch bowl made circa 1810 and decorated in an Imari palette of deep blue, iron red, light peach, green with gilt details. The bowl features beautifully ...
Category

Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Porcelain Dessert Service, Pattern # 302, Thirty Two Pieces
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode Porcelain dessert service, Pattern # 302, Thirty-two pieces, Circa 1800-1810 The Spode porcelain dessert service is numbered 302 mostly in gold. The pattern is very cha...
Category

Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Pottery Neo-Classical Greek Pattern Blue Pair of Dishes
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode pottery neo-classical Greek pattern blue pair of dishes, Bacchus Mounted on a Panther, Early-19th century The Spode Greek pattern pottery shaped rectangular dishes with c...
Category

Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Spode Caramanian Series Dish, City of Corinth, c. 1810
By Spode
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Spode Caramanian series soup plate, c. 1810. Printed in underglaze blue, with the ‘City of Corinth’; two men travelling away from the city, on horseback, whilst a colleague walks wit...
Category

1810s English Georgian Antique Spode

Materials

Earthenware

Spode Pair of Porcelain Tea Plates, White with Flower Sprays, Regency ca 1816
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a very charming pair of tea plates made by Spode in or shortly after 1816. The plates are small and ideal for sandwiches or cake, or a side plate for salad. Spode was the...
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1810s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Octagon Teapot on Stand, Felspar with Pink Chinoiserie, Regency 1821-1825
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful octagonal teapot on a stand made by Spode between 1821 and 1825. The set is clearly made of felspar porcelain, a strong stoneware, although it is not marked as su...
Category

1820s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Porcelain Teacup Trio, Red Imari Dollar Pattern, Regency, ca 1810
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful orphaned teacup made by Spode in about 1810. It bears a beautiful Japanese-inspired Imari pattern. Spode was the great pioneer among the Georgian potters in En...
Category

Early 1800s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Pottery Neo-Classical Greek Pattern Blue Dish
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode Pottery Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Dish, Bellerophon's Victory Over Chimera, Early-19th Century The Spode Greek pattern pottery, shaped rectangular dish with canter...
Category

Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Spode Imperial China Dessert Service, Frog Pattern in Mauve, Regency circa 1828
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a very striking part dessert service made by Spode in about 1828, which is the Regency era. It is made of Spode's Imperial China and has the Frog pattern in mauve/purple. It ...
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1820s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Ironstone

Spode Porcelain 967 Pattern Very Large Serving Dish, Now/Mounted as a Tray Table
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode porcelain 967 pattern very large serving dish, Now/can be mounted as a tray table, Circa 1810 The very large Spode porcelain serving dish of rectangular shape with canted ...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Pottery Neo-Classical Greek Pattern Blue Set of Dinner Plates-33 Plates
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode Pottery neo-classical Greek Pattern blue set of dinner plates-33 plates Zeus in His Chariot, Early-19th century The Spode pottery underglaze blue Greek pattern has a cent...
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Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Spode Stone China Dish Decorated with Pattern 2283
By Spode
Located in East Geelong, VIC
This oval hand coloured and gilded Spode Stone China dish is decorated with an Imari pattern- pattern 2283. It could also be that this item is a stand for a small tureen in the dinne...
Category

1810s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Stoneware

Two Large Spode "Greek" Platters, England, Early 19th Century
By Spode
Located in Hollywood, FL
The central medallion with griffons and angels surrounded by medallions of ancient Greek scenes.
Category

19th Century British Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Rare and Fine Antique English Spode Ironstone Kakiemon Decor Warming Dish
By Spode
Located in Charleston, SC
Exceedingly rare antique English Spode ironstone Kakiemon decor warming dish. A/F slight clips to leaf near handle. Pattern number as recorded on Pg. 119 of "Spode and Copelan...
Category

Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

Materials

Ironstone

Spode Porcelain Teacup Trio, Brosely Pagoda Blue and White Transfer, ca 1815
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful teacup trio made by Spode made in about 1815. It bears the famous "Broseley" pattern with pagodas in a blue on white transfer print. In the late 18th and earl...
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1810s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Porcelain Teacup Trio, Imari Pattern, London Shape, Regency ca 1817
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful trio consisting of a teacup, a coffee cup and a saucer made by Spode around 1817. The set is decorated in an Imari pattern and potted in the famous London shape. ...
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1810s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Pottery Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Salad Plates
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode Pottery Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Salad Plates, Refreshment for Phliasian Horseman (Set of Fifteen) Early 19th Century From a large collection of Spode Greek Patte...
Category

Early 18th Century English Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Pottery, Pearlware

Early 19th Century Regency Period Spode Porcelain Coffee Can Pattern 341
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a fine example of an English George III, Regency period, porcelain, coffee can (cup), made by Spode in the early 19th century, circa 1810. The can is nominally straight si...
Category

Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Porcelain Miniature Basket, Pattern No. ‘1166’, circa 1810
By Spode
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
A fine Spode porcelain miniature basket, circa 1810. The fluted basket, having an entwined twig overhead handle. Beautifully painted, with sprays of flowers, on a cobalt blue ground,...
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1810s English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Spode furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Spode collection, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 71 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Spode were created in Europe during the 19th century in the Regency style. Many customers also consider furniture from Coalport Porcelain, Chamberlains Worcester, Flight and Barr & Barr Worcester if you’re looking for additional options. Spode furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$180 and tops out at US$60,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$1,650 on average.
Questions About Spode
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Spode pottery dates back to the 1770s and the originator of the company, Josiah Spode. Josiah Spode was born in 1733 and learned the trade by working for other local potters until 1775 when he established his own company. Find a collection of expertly vetted Spode pottery from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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