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  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spode Ceramic Works (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 31, shelf 5

Physical description

Plate of lead-glazed earthenware, in the form of a conventional shell with wavy edge. Transfer-printed in underglaze blue in the middle with a bouquet of roses, thistles and shamrock.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)


ca. 1825 (made)


Spode Ceramic Works (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions




Width: 23.5 cm

Object history note

This Spode shell-shaped dish is decorated with the Union Wreath Pattern (or Union Spray pattern)

Descriptive line

Dish of lead-glazed earthenware, transfer-printed in underglaze blue, 'Union Wreath' pattern, made at the Spode factory, Stoke-on-Trent, ca. 1825

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

"Blue and White Transfer Ware 1780-1840" AW Coysh 1970, page 84/85 No. 117

Labels and date

Made at the Spode factory, Stoke-on-Trent, about 1825
Mark: 'SPODE 4' impressed, 'SPODE' printed.
Lead-glazed earthenware

2678-1901 [23/05/2008]

Production Note

Made at the Spode factory.


Earthenware; Cobalt oxide


Transfer-printed; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Shamrocks; Roses; Thistles


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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