Start of the Spode business to 1833: the company was known as Spode.
Pieces were not always marked and sometimes just a pattern number appears and no Spode name at all.
Dimensions: 26.5 cm / 10.5 ins Our ref: SPODE46722 Buy similar now Maker: Spode Pattern: Aesops Fables Soup Plate The Lion in Love c1830 Probably the most charming scene from the Aesops Fables series, which was introduced in 1830, with designs taken from the illustrations in the 1793 edition of the Rev.
By 1842, Spode was one of the factories operating in England making what is known as “bone china” along with Coalport, Wedgwood, Worchester, and a number of other companies.
Josiah Spode apprenticed as a potter in the mid-1700s, and by 1754 he went to work for William Banks in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
British porcelain got its start around 1770 when kaolin clay was found in Cornwall, England.
Around 1880, the English made those ceramics lighter in weight, more translucent, and stronger by adding ground bone ash from farm animals to the wet clay, according to by Frank Farmer Loomis IV.