china or porcelain manufactured by the Spodes or the firm they established.
- Also called Spode china.
Other definitions for Spode (2 of 2)
Josiah, 1733–97, and his son, Josiah, 1754–1827, English potters.
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How to use Spode in a sentence
But Spode is a character from pure planet Wodehouse—just as much as Aunt Agatha or Gussy Fink-Nottle.
Before that it had been the china warehouse of Messrs. Spode and Copeland.Haunted London | Walter Thornbury
The first Josiah Spode had a factory here in 1784 for the production of earthenware.The Collector's Handbook to Keramics of the Renaissance and Modern Periods | William Chaffers
But Josiah Spode is best known as devoting considerable skill in the improvement of under-glaze blue-printing cream-ware.
Spode had a leaning for Oriental subjects in his blue printed ware, which was quickly adopted by Leeds.
Josiah Spode, about 1784, introduced his under-glaze blue "willow pattern," a copy of the Caughley pattern.
British Dictionary definitions for spode
(sometimes capital) china or porcelain manufactured by Josiah Spode, English potter (1754–1827), or his company
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