Dating spode tower
He is particularly recognised as having developed the technique for underglaze transfer printing on earthenware c.1784 and to have produced the first printed “Willow” patterns 1784-90s.
Bow-handled bucket in Bone China, decorated with pattern number 878, c.1806.
From around 1805, Spode introduced new techniques in ground-laying, resulting in an outburst of finely executed colour on ceramics, which ushered in Regency, as opposed to Georgian, style.
This pattern, along with many others, is comprised only of a single coloured ground (here iron red) and gilding. Bone china Claw footed "beakers” in two sizes, in Pattern number 2575, c.1815-17.
The most famous pattern of which, “Italian”, introduced in 1816, continues to be made in quantity to this day.
The portrait of Josiah Spode II shown on the right is hand painted on a Spode’s Felspar porcelain plaque, c.1820.