Dating spode tower
Copeland & Garrett 1833 – 1847 " data-medium-file="https://antiquedetective.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/20121008_193051.jpg?w=290" data-large-file="https://antiquedetective.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/20121008_193051.jpg? w=379" class="alignright wp-image-16" style="width:255px;height:222px;" title="Copeland & Garrett New Japan Stone" src="https://antiquedetective.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/20121008_193051.jpg?w=292" data-large-file="https://antiquedetective.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/20121008_192849.jpg? w=387" class="alignright wp-image-11" style="width:215px;height:174px;" title="Spode Felspar Porcelain" src="https://antiquedetective.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/20121008_192849.jpg?w=202&h=162" alt="" width="202" height="162" / Spode introduced Felspar Porcelain in 1821 it was called this as they started to use felspar in the bone china mix instead of china stone as it was found to fuse at lower temperature without the china miss-shaping.It includes the earliest printed examples of the Willow pattern, commissioned by Josiah Spode and made around 1790 and the associated copperplate, thought to have been engraved for Spode by Thomas Minton. A note by the late Robert Copeland states that this dish was made from a very old Spode copperplate and has a view of an unidentified ‘Foreign Port’ which might be Oman or Aden.The Museum also owns the original copper printing plates of all the early patterns. Spode Devonia shape dessert dish c.1800 printed in Willow pattern, 27.5cm. It was probably made as a gift or sample in 1908 from the original copper and did not come to light again until it was offered to Robert Copeland in 1989. Click the "Find This for Me" button and either sign in or create an account to add pieces to your request list.
On modern china and pottery pattern names or numbers are often printed on the base here we have the company name then written underneath “New Japan Stone” which refers to the product that is going into the mix to produce the china they were also at the time imitating Chinese and Japanese porcelain.
J – January, F- February, M-March, A-April, Y-May, U-June, L-July, T-August, S-September, O-October, N-November, D-December.