That pitcher there, with quaint device,
Upon the shelf, a curious bit,
I know it is a thing of price
Because I paid for it.
She calls it Spode, my loving wife;
Just what that means I cannot say;
It is a joy that lights her life;
She dusts it every day.
Like a devoted worshiper
She speaks of it in tender tones;
It is a precious boon to her,
I feel this in my bones.
'Twould be from it a pain to part;
Without it what were this abode?
I often wish with all my heart
My middle name were SPODE!
~Clinton Scollard from the New York American
A large, 20", 1880's platter depicting grazing cattle and a rural farm sits beside a polychrome transferware lamp at the kitchen planning desk.
A circa 1862-80 fluted dish in blue stands on a bookcase in our upstairs tv room
An early Spode plate with an Aesthetic pattern and polychrome accents on green transfer ware.
I'm drawn to many of the patterns that Spode produced. One of, if not my all time favorite patterns was produced by Spode and is called Byron. I've featured this pattern in the past HERE with some history about the artist, J C Horsley.
This huge platter is the piece I first saw in this pattern...I was hooked:
Spode Mayflower is the backdrop for a decorated perfume bottle in the Master Bath
In my office I have two tables on either side of a sofa. I dipslay Spode meat drainers on each with a collection of dog figurines.
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