The Spode Museum is unique. It not only contains a large collection of superb and rare pieces made by Spode over the last 200 years but also earlier Chinese pieces from which some early Spode patterns were inspired.
The range of Spode's output over the years has been enormous, and the Museum contains many rare examples of early Bone China (Bone China was invented by Josiah Spode in 1799), blue printed earthenwares, basaltwares, redwares, parian, canewares, pearlwares and creamwares. The museum also houses pattern books, dating back to the early 1800s, containing watercolour drawings of tens of thousands of original patterns. Links are provided to the many fine examples of the Museum's contents.
Click HERE - Early porcelains
Click HERE - Early blue and white earthenwares
Click HERE - Other early ceramic pieces
Click HERE - Victorian pieces
Click HERE - 20th century pieces
Click HERE - Pattern books