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Spode, British family of potters. Josiah Spode I (1733–97) founded the Spode works at Stoke-on-Trent and introduced transfer decoration and oriental motifs. His son, Josiah Spode II (1754–1827), developed stone china, porcelain, and bone china. He popularized the willow pattern and gained royal patronage.

See also: Pottery and porcelain.

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