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Blue Italian

Spode's beautiful blue and white collection was launched in 1816 and has been considered and iconic English design ever since. The deep blue colour-way set on a rich, white background is distinctive and radiates quality and heritage. This range comprises of practical pieces for every use, but very elegant to compliment your home. Blue Italian is now one of Spode's most collected ranges and is still made to this very day. The Portmeirion Group has brought a significant amount of the manufacture of this range back to England with thousands of Blue Italian pieces now being made at their factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

Christmas Tree

Spode’s original Christmas Tree is one of the world’s best-know tableware designs. These unique seasonal pieces, featuring a Christmas Tree profusely decorated with baubles and tinsel, produce the most evocative festive table.In May 1938 Harold Holdway was one of the Spode designers charged with producing a new festive design. When he drew the Christmas Tree he had to be rather inventive, as he had never seen one. So, his initial design was a plate with a central design of a Christmas Tree with presents hanging from the branches. The design was amended when Harold was informed presents were heaped on the floor around the bottom of the tree, with only decorations on the tree itself.And, if you arewondering why the Spode Christmas Tree has a Santa on the top, well. Harold had no idea what they put at the top of the tree, which is why the Spode Christmas Tree has a Santa instead of a fairy.

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