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Spode (Factory)


Bone china, moulded in London shape, painted in enamels, and gilt

Bone china, moulded, with applied handled, painted underglaze in blue, and overglaze in red, green, pale salmon-pink, and pale purple enamels, and gilt. The cup is of London shape. The exterior is painted with an Oriental garden with a fence, rocks, flowering plants and a tree. Apart from a small white area in its base, the inside is decorated with three ducks amidst flowering trees and rocks, reserved in a dark blue ground. There are gold bands round the foot and rim on the outside and the rim inside, and the back of the handle is gilded overall.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs James Bedford

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 2 7/8 in
Height: 2 5/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-02-10) by Bedford, James, Mrs


Early 19th Century
Circa 1815 - 1825


London shape was introduced about 1813. The pattern 2696 probably between 1804 and 1806.

School or Style

Imari style

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( polychrome) gold

Materials used in production

Glaze Bone china

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Bone china, moulded in the London shape, glazed, painted underglaze in blue, overglaze in red, green pale salmon-pink, and pale purple enamels and gilt
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SPODE 2696 8
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1911
Primary reference Number: 40606
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 12 June 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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