Toronto's first China shop, since 1900

Blue Italian

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History The popularity of blue and white china across the globe in the 1700s could not be ignored. The UK and Europe were flooded with imports from China that were incredibly popular and sought after. However in 1773, when demand for blue and white ceramics was still high, the imports began to slow, leaving a gap in the market. It was in 1784 that Josiah Spode I perfected the process of underglaze printing on earthenware with tissue paper transfers made from hand-engraved copper plates. Initially the designs were sympathetic reproductions of the Chinese porcelain that had been incredibly popular during the 1700s, but soon Josiah I launched original designs such as Willow (c1790), Blue Tower (1814) and Blue Italian. Spode Blue ItalianThese blue and white collections were not only popular in Britain but also in America where the tableware reminded the settlers of home. After this huge success, Spode's collections were quickly copied by competitors but no other range could equal the detail and quality that Josiah I instilled into his ware. Launched in 1816 and still manufactured today, Blue Italian is now considered a design icon. Inspired by scenes of the Italian countryside featuring remarkably detailed figures amongst Roman ruins and framed by an 18th century Imari Oriental border, the incredibly detailed design captures the essence of a sunny Italian day to great effect. The design contains little idiosyncrasies that have evolved over time and make for a fascinating element to this stunning collection. Depending on the designer, a piece may have three sheep whilst another piece might have two and these little differences brought about by personal preference continue throughout the whole collection



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Spode Blue Italian 20pc Set

Spode Blue Italian 20pc Set

The set includes 4 Dinner Plates, Salad Plates, Oatmeal/Cereal Bowls and Cups & Saucers. Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. Made in England!
$299.99CAD

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Spode Blue Italian Bread and Butter Plate 6"

Spode Blue Italian Bread and Butter Plate 6"

Micorwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. Made in England.
$11.99CAD

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Spode Blue Italian Buffet Plate / Charger

Spode Blue Italian Buffet Plate / Charger

12 1/2" Buffet Plate / Charger. Made in England. Round, not scalloped. Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.
$25.00CAD

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Spode Blue Italian Cereal Bowl - Ascot

Spode Blue Italian Cereal Bowl - Ascot

Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. Blue Italian 8" cereal bowl. Made in England!
$16.99CAD

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Spode Blue Italian Dinner Plate 10.5"

Spode Blue Italian Dinner Plate 10.5"

Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. Made in England.
$16.99CAD

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Spode Blue Italian Rim Soup 9"

Spode Blue Italian Rim Soup 9"

Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. Made in England.
$15.00CAD

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Spode Blue Italian Salad/Dessert Plate 8"

Spode Blue Italian Salad/Dessert Plate 8"

Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. Made in England.
$13.99CAD

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Spode Blue Italian Soup/Cereal Bowl 6"

Spode Blue Italian Soup/Cereal Bowl 6"

Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. Made in England.
$13.99CAD

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Spode Blue Italian Teacup and Saucer

Spode Blue Italian Teacup and Saucer

Teacup holds 7 oz. Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. Made in England.
$44.98CAD

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Spode Blue Italian Berry Strainer 2 Piece

Spode Blue Italian Berry Strainer 2 Piece

200th Anniversary. Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.
$129.99CAD

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