Antique Spode Plate, Frog Pattern,  Early 19th CAntique Spode Plate, Frog Pattern,  Early 19th CAntique Spode Plate, Frog Pattern,  Early 19th CAntique Spode Plate, Frog Pattern,  Early 19th CAntique Spode Plate, Frog Pattern,  Early 19th CAntique Spode Plate, Frog Pattern,  Early 19th C

This 9-1/4" early Spode "Frog Pattern" plate was made about 1826. It is marked "Spode's Imperial" in blue. The "Imperial" in the mark stands for a special earthenware body. The plate was difficult to photograph because of all the gilding.

This plate is in excellent condition. It has no chips, cracks, crazing or repairs. There is a little wear to the interior edge from being stacked over the years. It is marked in blue print: Spode's Imperial. In Godden's marks book, he says this mark was used from 1805-33.

Spode made this popular pattern in several colorways: this version is printed in blue, enameled over in puce, and then gilded. The pattern number
is 4233 (although not marked on this plate). The pattern was first recorded c 1826, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has an example of this pattern, which can be seen on the Spodeabc.blogspot.

In researching "Frog Pattern" , I learned it was "Used at the Coronation of His Majesty George the 4th - 19th July 1821."

According the the Spode Museum Trust's page on the Frog pattern: "Frog pattern has been produced in various versions from about the 1820s. No one really knows why it is called the Frog pattern and the name may have originated as a factory name - if you look at the outside of the pattern the shape is similar to a flattened frog!"

Item ID: 11514


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Antique Spode Plate, Frog Pattern, Early 19th C

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