|Catalogue page c1900|
The design was immediately popular and remained a best seller. Over the years it was produced on a wide variety of shapes in earthenware. One Spode catalogue from the 1920s/1930s records over 700 different shapes available - quite a feat of production.
|Cherries in Spode Blue Italian Bowl|
Lovers of this pattern should also see paintings by Jeanne Illeyne such as Cherries in a Spode Blue Italian Bowl shown here courtesy of the artist. Click/tap her name or use my Links page to explore her work.
Thanks to all those who have shared their research and enthusiasm for this pattern over the years.