Pair of Spode Felspar Chinoiserie Dessert Dishes, 1815 -1820
Josiah Spode was renown in the history of English ceramics for perfecting the blue underglaze printing process in 1784 and for co-developing the formula for fine bone china in 1784. In an attempt to discover a porcelain body, Spode introduced his “Felspar porcelain” body in 1821. Felspar was an ingredient substituted for Cornish stone in Spode's standard bone china body. It is however, in fact, an extremely refined stoneware and not a true porcelain. Felspar continued to be produced in the Copeland-Garrett phase of the company until 1847. Many beautiful armorial services were provided including their famous “Tobacco-leaf pattern” which continues to be sought after by collectors. Many of the patterns were embellished with elaborate Oriental motifs in strong vibrant colors outlined in gilding.
The plates are in excellent condition with minor paint loss commensurate with age;
Size: 8 1/2" square.
Item ID: PS03-21-05-02
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