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Spode-Copeland-Spode 1770-1970

Spode-Copeland-Spode 1770-1970


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Code article: 5501

Spode-Copeland-Spode 1770-1970


 

320 pages
color and b&w photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
28 x 21,50 cm
English

The Spode Copeland Spode story has been compiled from hitherto unpublished material from the family archives at Trelissick Mansion, Cornwall, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Copeland, and from detailed research of the records in the Spode archives. It traces not only the history of the wares which were produced for over two hundred years but describes the evolution of the first small Spode pottery to the development of a nine acre site in the centre of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. It also traces the development of bone china and parian ware throughout the changing market conditions of this time and the adaptation of productionfrom coal firing to the use of gas and electricity. It emphasizes the importance of the family's dedication to the product and the skill of the workers they employed. It records the names and specialities of over 200 artists and gilders and the appendices have been compiled to help collectors to identify many ofthese, showing the vast range of ware which is collectable today.

* The only reference book which traces two hundred yearsof the production of Spode-Copeland-Spode products including earthenware,parian and fine bone china
* Original plans trace the evolution of the factory from1770-1970
* Superb photographs in colour and black and white illustrate not only well-known pieces and patterns but show the range of product which is collectable today