Putting a date to your Spode pieces can be difficult. Here are some tips.
Using the Spode archive and published books you can learn about different backstamps (marks) on Spode pieces. This though can only be a guide to a date - it is not an exact science and some backstamps were used for many, many years. Learning about styles and shapes can also help date pieces, particularly on the older pieces from the early 1800s when many were not marked.
|A range of Spode shards incorporated in a mosaic in the entrance to the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery|