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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1006392: Antique Spode Stone China Coffee Cap And Saucer In Tobacco Leaf Pattern(cabbage Pattern") , C. 1810

Antique Spode Stone China Coffee Cap And Saucer In Tobacco Leaf Pattern(cabbage Pattern") , C. 1810

£250    $320    €289
Antique Spode tobacco leaf pattern (or cabbage leaf pattern) coffee cap and saucer, in blue, red, peach, pink and green with gilt highlighting. Markings for Spode in underglaze blue and pattern 2061 in underglaze red.
 
Marked Spode Stone China - dates to circa 1810. This mark was in use from c. 1805 to 1830.
 
Spode is one of the greatest names of the Industrial Revolution. Josiah Spode I was born in 1733 and after several years working for other local potters, established his own company in 1776 in Church Street, Stoke and, like his neighbour and friend Josiah Wedgwood, concentrating on the production of ceramic wares of the finest quality in a variety of bodies.
 
Josiah Spode I died suddenly in 1797 and it fell to his son Josiah Spode II to continue and perfect his father’s developments. In partnership with William Copeland, Josiah II continued the business for the next thirty years Under their management in the early 19th century, considered by many to be the “Golden Age” of English ceramics, the company grew to be the largest pottery in Stoke and a pre-eminent manufacturer of fine ceramics of every kind. Spode II was appointed “Potter to the Prince of Wales” when the Prince Regent visited the factory in 1806.
 
This beautiful pair of pearlware coffee cups and saucers are in excellent condition, as though they have never been used. The rims of the cup and saucer have not lost their paint, and the enamel on the inside and outside look like new. The paint and gilding are in pristine condition, with only a few faded blue lines visible under a magnifying glass, likely due to hand-painting.Inside the coffee cup, there is a small vertical line – a slight firing imperfection.
 
It is noteworthy that items with "Spode Stone China" on the bottom are very rare. This brand was used for only 25 years, from 1805 to 1830. What's more, it is very difficult to find a Tobacco Leaf pattern with this brand, as it was produced later. You can find items with a "Late Spode" bac...
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