Posted 9 months ago
These are four different 1950 magazine advertisements for Spode Fine English Dinnerware - Distributor Copeland & Thompson, New York, NY
First ad - "Florence" and "Iris" patterns
Second ad - "Hazel Dell" and "Romney" patterns
Third ad - "Shanghai" and "Wicker Dale" patterns
Fourth ad - "Fitzhugh (Lowestopt)" and "Fairy Dell" patterns
Spode is a Stoke-on-Trent based pottery company that was founded by Josiah Spode (1733-1797) in 1770. Josiah Spode earned renown for perfecting under-glaze blue transfer printing in 1783-1784, a development that led to the launch in 1816 of Spode’s Blue Italian range which has remained in production ever since. Josiah Spode is also often credited with developing a successful formula for fine bone china. Today Spode is owned by Portmeirion Group – a pottery and homewares company based in Stoke-on-Trent. Many items in Spode’s Blue Italian and Woodland ranges are made at Portmeirion Group’s factory in Stoke-on-Trent and all products are made to the highest quality.