Spode is a British pottery and porcelain company that was founded by Josiah Spode in 1770 in Stoke-on-Trent, England. The company is known for its production of fine bone china and earthenware, and it is particularly famous for its Blue Italian and Christmas Tree patterns.
Spode’s Blue Italian pattern, which was first introduced in 1816, features a pastoral scene of Italian ruins, set against a blue and white transfer-printed background. This pattern has become one of the most popular and enduring designs in the history of British ceramics.
The company’s Christmas Tree pattern, which was first introduced in 1938, has become a holiday classic. It features a festive design of a decorated Christmas tree, set against a green and white background.
Spode has a long history of innovation and has contributed significantly to the development of the English ceramics industry. In addition to its famous patterns, the company has also produced a wide range of tableware, decorative pieces, and commemorative items over the years.