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In 1931, the most well-known version of the design on Spode's Imperial earthenware was devised and the pattern became a best-seller as Chinese Rose with pattern number 2/9253 and produced on earthenware.

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Chinese Rose Chinese Rose pattern was produced in a variety of versions with various pattern numbers.

It was one of the most popular of Spode's colourful patterns on earthenware in the 20th century.

The Stone China body was discontinued in about 1993.

A selection of the early 19th century Spode pattern 2061 is in the collection of the Spode museum.

This accounts for pieces of Chinese Rose pattern in the simple brown colour of the print (which was printed under glaze) with no added hand colouring as well as versions with only some of the colour.

The colours were added in stages and fired between each colour. There is a more about this pattern on my blog Chinese Rose pattern.

Spode's Cabbage pattern was first introduced in about 1814 and was a copy of a Chinese porcelain design based on the so-called 'tobacco leaf' studies.

It had pattern number 2061 and was produced on Stone China which imitated the look and feel of Chinese Porcelain. In the late 1920s in the United States there was a growing interest in 'Oriental Lowestoft' - the name mistakenly given to China Trade Porcelain or Chinese Export Porcelain.

For for more information on Stone China please see pages 132-135pattern was first introduced in about 1809 and most usually seen transfer printed in blue.

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