Six Georgian Spode Felspar Porcelain Serving Dishes
These six hand painted English porcelain plates in oval scallop and rectangular shapes are from a service made in Staffordshire by Spode during the late Georgian period. The undersides of all six plates has the ‘Spode Felspar Porcelain’ 4292 mark dating them to circa 1921
The plates in lime green white and gold are in good undamaged condition such that there is little to suggest any significant use during their near 200 year history.
Spode Felspar in 1821 Josiah Spode II added another product to the Spode line: Felspar Porcelain. Spode used felspar in the body of his bone china as a purer replacement for Cornish or china stone. It helped the raw materials of the porcelain recipe fuse at a lower temperature without distorting the body. The result was a white, very glassy “china.” Soon felspar was the latest craze in porcelain. It was ideal for making fashionable dinner and dessert wares. No doubt the glassiness of the body glittered in candlelight, making an evening dinner table even more festive.
2 rectangular plates: 12″ L x 8″ W x 0.5″ H
2 scallop Plates: 8.5″ L x 8″ w x 0.5″ H
2 oval Plates: 11″ L x 8″ W by 0.5″ H.