Spode Jug and Tray


Beautiful tea set made by Spode between 1813 and 1825 – Josiah Spode II period 1797 to 1827.
The cup is made in the famous “London” shape, which was brought out by Spode in 1813, and is instantly recognisable as the handles were always almost vertical with just a slight splayed angle, the saucer is a deep tea dish, the teapot and jug low and long.
This fabulous set is decorated with an early transfer print and hand-coloured in bright enamels over the glaze and then hand gilded. The pattern consists of leaved branches around a central flower vase. Pattern # 696.

Milk Jug – 10cm x 16.5 cm lip to handle – firing crack at base of handle and tiny amount of gilding rub.

Rectangular Tray/Saucer – 19.5 cm x 15.5 cm – tiny piece of enamel missing from leaves.

Lovely condition, fabulous colours, over 200 years old. However there may be some light age related crazing and slight staining present. Please look at photos.

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Josiah Spode was the great Pioneer among the Georgian potters in England, circa year 1800 he perfected the bone china recipe that has been used by everyone ever since, and he was also the leading potter behind the technique of transferware, making it possible for English potters to replace the Chinese export china, which had come to an end around that time, with their own. This was fundamental to a thriving industry that would last for about 150 years and provide half the world with their tableware.

Samples of Spode Peacock 2083 at the Victoria and Albert Museum


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