The father, Josiah Spode I, started from nothing to create a successful pottery business in Stoke. The son, Josiah Spode II, took the business to new success and accolade. From humble beginnings, this father and son team achieved worldwide success in just a few decades of the late 1700s and early 1800s.
Spanning the years 1733 to 1833, this is a fresh look at their pioneering roles, invention and innovation, at the beginning of the development of the famous pottery industry in Staffordshire. Their success led to Spode being described as '...without doubt the most important factory in the 19th century'.
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|The Josiah Spodes, pottery pioneers|
A range of items in Spode's pattern 1166> c1811