Gainsford & Nicholson
Date Made/Found: around 1810
Material and Medium: Spode pottery, Old Sheffield Plate
Dimensions: Overall: 120 x 138 x 185mm (4 3/4 x 5 7/16 x 7 5/16in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: L1920.19
This is a vase made of Spode pottery with an Old Sheffield Plate rim. It was made by Sheffield firm Gainsford & Nicholson, around 1810.
Many items in stone and jasper ware were sold by T Law & Co, one of the earliest manufacturers of Old Sheffield Plate. Classical designs were popular and during this period many took inspiration from English sculptor John Flaxman (1755-1826).
Spode was an English company manufacturing pottery and porcelain, based in Stoke on Trent, from the late 1700s. The company was renowned for their fine bone china products.