Spode Timeline 1733 - 1833

Historical Timeline

Josiah Spode I was born

In 1733 Josiah Spode was born and christentend at St. Peter ad Vincula, the parish church of Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire

1754 Josiah Spode I married Ellen Findlay

1784 - Blue Printing

1784 - War broke out

Ceramics Timeline

 Spode family

Spode earthenware 1760s-70s

Spode stonewares of the late 18th century

Spode blue printing

Spode bone china

Spode stone china

Spode felspar porcelain

Spode color printing

Prints in other colors

Although blue remained the most popular color for printing, new colors were introduced from the 1820s.  Chrome green underglaze printing was introduced at Spode in about 1822 where it was a popular color for floral prints.  By 1832, shortly before the Spode family relinquished the business,  an underglaze pink was prepared by adding a small amount of chrome to tin oxide, as the company changed hands in 1833 Spode  pink prints are not commonly seen. It was also during the 1830s  that a pale bluish-black known as Payne's grey was briefly popular, and  brown resurfaced as a popular print color, particularly in the American market.

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