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Dating spode pottery

More recent pieces include numbers with a W, S, O or 2/ in front of them from 1939 onward.

Large, early 19th century Wedgwood pearlware hedgehog pot for crocus bulbs with under tray.Early 19th century navette shape compote or tazza decorated with dragons.Large and important Staffordshire model of a poodle carrying a basket of fruit in its mouth by John & Rebecca Lloyd of Shelton 1840.The word England is on all Spode pottery made after 1890.Continue Reading A single letter on top of two digits indicates the month and year of manufacture.Extensive collection Coalport rock & tree imari porcelain c. Giant 18th century Worcester porcelain leaf form centerpiece dish decorated with flowers and butterflies in blue & white. Wedgwood basalt plaque of the zodiac in rosso antico palette. Worcester ' Dragon in Compartment' or ' Bengal Tiger' imari porcelain plates.18th century Staffordshire pearlware busts of philosophers Rousseau and Voltaire.

Pair 19th century Wedgwood jasperware architectural plaques by Thomas Lovatt framed in ormolu collars and depicting domestic scenes.19th century Staffordshire model of a lion marked COPELAND emblematic of England. Pair William Duesbury Derby Porcelain continents - Europe and Africa c. pearlware trumpet vase with pink luster bands in the Old Paris porcelain taste.18th c. Large Staffordshire pearlware portrait bust of Minerva with faux marble plinth, circa 1810.

Some pieces also have a workman's mark in addition to the company's mark from the Spode factory that ran from 1780 to 1833.

Marks on the pottery changed every time the company changed ownership.

According to, Josiah Spode established his company in 1770 in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

The firm was bought by William Copeland and Thomas Garrett in 1833 before a merger in 1976 created Royal Worcester Spode.

Early 19th century Wedgwood pink moonlight luster including a large vase in the Chinese taste measuring 19 1/4" tall.