Dating copeland spode
His early products comprised earthenwares such as creamware (a fine cream-coloured earthenware) and pearlware (a fine earthenware with a bluish glaze) as well as a range of stonewares including black basalt, caneware, and jasper which had been popularised by Josiah Wedgwood.The history and products of the Spode factory have inspired generations of historians and collectors, and a useful interactive online exhibition was launched in October 2010.One copy is in the Joseph Downes collection at Winterthur Museum, Gardens, and Library, Delaware, USA.After some early trials Spode perfected a stoneware that came closer to porcelain than any previously, and introduced his "Stone-China" in 1813.Today Spode is owned by Portmeirion Group, a pottery and homewares company based in Stoke-on-Trent.
Whether this is true or not, his son, Josiah Spode II, was certainly responsible for the successful marketing of English bone china.
It was light in body, greyish-white and gritty where it was not glazed and approached translucence in the early wares; later Stone-Ware became opaque.
Spode pattern books, which record about 75000 patterns, survive from about 1800. Messrs Spode were succeeded in the same business in c.
Soapstone porcelains further added steatite, known as French chalk, for instance at Worcester and Caughley factories.
The bone porcelains, especially those of Spode, Minton, Davenport and Coalport, eventually established the standards for soft-paste porcelain which were later (after 1800) maintained widely.