Spode- the Chinese kept their porcelain- recipe- he deciphered it

Spode- English brand of pottery and housewares

In the Staffordshire area of Stoke on Trent, in the north of England, Josiah Spode perfected the pottery production. From 1783, the technique of porcelain production followed, such as transfer printing in under glass blue on solid earthenware. From 1818 he developed the Blue Italian range and the Fine Bone China series.

Josiah Spode lived in the "Poteries", in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, which has been described as a terribly ugly area. But here there was plenty of red clay and coal to burn. The origin of the royal houses was not so important to him at first. First transfer printing, tableware royal, bore the image of Frederick the Great. Typical today is the porcelain made of the finest earthenware with a bluish glaze. Spode is considered the creator of fine bone china because he succeeded in imitating Chinese porcelain. He took kaolin, clay, quartz, pegamite and bone ash and the result was fine bone china, with which he went into industrial mass production.