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Spode Pottery Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Printed Supper Set



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 Spode pottery underglaze blue Greek pattern supper set consists of a central covered tureen with a pieced inner cover. This is surrounded by four demi-lune covered dishes. The tureen has a different central scene to each side and the covered dishes of two different shapes have designs on the cover and on the central well. Each shape has a different shape. Condition Great condition with a flake on the corner of one cover (see photo- can be easily repaired). Dimensions: 21 1/2 inches across x 17 1/2 inches deep. The tureen is 8 inches high x 10 inches wide x 6 1/2 inches The neo-classical “Greek” pattern, introduced in 1806, catered to the demand for classical subjects created by the Greek Revival style. The images were taken from “Outlines from the Figures and Compositions upon the Greek, Roman and Etruscan Vases of the late Sir William Hamilton; with engraved borders. Drawn and engraved by the late Mr. Kirk”. This was probably the first multi-scene pattern introduced at the Spode Factory. Mark: several piece and covers has a workman's mark of a circle and with an arrow. (Called WMT 1).


  • Creator
    Spode (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Diameter: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)
  • Style
    Neoclassical (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Minor losses. Great condition with a flake on the corner of one cover (see photo- can be easily repaired which we can do for you).
  • Seller Location
    Downingtown, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: VM983861stDibs: LU861024542132

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About the Manufacturer


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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