|Coffee pot, Meadowsweet pattern 1958
Flemish Green and other coloured clays were introduced after World War II. You can find out more about the background to why plain colours were popular at this period on my Spode ABC - just go to the F page and scroll down to Flemish Green or click HERE>
|Backstamps: printed company mark & pattern name; impressed 24s
The pattern has its own backstamp which combined the pattern name with the company name. On this coffee pot there is also an impressed mark: 24s. This is the size of the coffee pot. Usually the number is seen without the superscript s. Pottery sizing is complicated but in general the larger the number, the smaller the piece.
|Leaflet Flemish Green 1958
The marketing blurb on the leaflet makes it hard to avoid purchase:
'Flemish Green Table ware is specially made for everyday use. The shapes are easy to clean and pleasant to use. The body is strong and chip resistant, while the glaze is hard and will not craze after years of regular use. The colour is pleasing to the eye and the range of items is wide.'
|Plate detail, Flemish Green border with yellow centre, ie 2 layers of clay