Microwave Cooking for One by Marie T Smith
Shopping for Microwave Safe Dinnerware
Spode Microwave Safe Dinnerware and Fine China
In the early 1760's, a man who as a six-year old had watched his father buried in a
pauper's grave, eventually opened his own small pottery. In the space of the next thirty years he was to
make a unique contribution to ceramic art, and found a tradition of excellence that continues to this day.
In 1784, Josiah Spode perfected the process of blue underglaze printing on earthenware,
which, as the history books record, was not only enough to ensure his reputation for posterity, but was the
essential catalyst for the phenomenal development of English tableware that was to follow. He then went on
to make the single most important discovery in the history of his industry — the formula for Fine Bone
China — which was to make the name, Spode, famous throughout the world.
Josiah Spode's outstanding skills and creativity were to produce the two most important
developments in English ceramics:
Both remain in production at Spode today on the same factory site where they were developed
at the end of the 18th Century.
In 1784 William Copeland went to work for Josiah's son, Josiah II, in London becoming an equal
partner in 1805 and sole administrator in 1812. His son William Taylor Copeland became a partner in 1824 and sole
owner in 1833. The firm remained in the Copeland family until 1966. The Spode brand name was used alongside the
Copeland name throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, often styled 'Copeland late Spode'. In 1970, to commemorate
the founder, the name was changed to Spode.
Current Spode Microwave Safe Dinnerware Patterns
Current Spode Fine China Patterns
The following patterns are trimmed in gold or platinum. While beautiful for
creating elegant table settings for formal dining, they are not safe for use in the microwave oven.
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