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Spode China Dinnerware - In 1770, the outstanding skills and creativity of Josiah Spode were realized when he opened his factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England. During his life, Josiah Spode perfected many techniques, two of which were blue underglaze printing and the formula for Fine Bone China. Josiah perfected the process for blue undergalze printing on earthenware from hand engraved copper plates in 1784. Ever since the introduction of this process, Spode's original blue and white designs have become some of the most sought after in the history of ceramics. The formula for Fine Bone China is also accredited to Josiah Spode; in 1799 it was this formula which gave bone china its brilliant whiteness and delicate translucency, which inspired new standards within the ceramic industry. Today, using techniques and designs from a wealth of authentic engravings and moulds carefully preserved within the archives, many of the same designs and items are again being produced to the delight of conoisseurs and collectors. It is also these wonderful techniques which allow Spode to continually introduce new collections year after year creating items for collectors of the future.