Friday, November 05, 2004

Spode Porcelain

Porcelain introduced about 1800 in the factory of Josiah Spode and Josiah Spode II at Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, Eng. This hybrid porcelain - combining the ingredients of hard-paste porcelain (china clay and china stone) and bone ash - became the standard English bone china. Early Spode porcelain consists of elaborate services and outsize vases, lavishly decorated


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