- china or porcelain manufactured by the Spodes or the firm they established.
Also called Spode china.
- Josiah,1733–97, and his son, Josiah, 1754–1827, English potters.
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Examples from the Web for spode
But Spode is a character from pure planet Wodehouse—just as much as Aunt Agatha or Gussy Fink-Nottle.Can Fascism be Funny?
September 28, 2010
I'm almost sure that it must be Spode, or some other of the very old English wares.A Little Country Girl
Mother, are these your Spode plates, or are they Cauldon ware?Patty's Success</p>
Davenport ware is strong in colour, and follows the rich designs of Spode.
Spode in particular had a great fondness for Chinese subjects.
In the window were a tea service of spode and a collection of luster ware.In the Wilderness
- (sometimes capital) china or porcelain manufactured by Josiah Spode, English potter (1754–1827), or his company
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Word Origin and History for spode
fine sort of porcelain, 1869, named for first maker, Josiah Spode (1754-1827), potter in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper