Friday, April 23, 2010

Weird and Wonderful World of Clay

Wonders never cease when it comes to what some manufacturers made out of clay. Here's the great-great grandson of William Copeland, Spode's original business partner, demonstrating a china footbath.
I'm sure this is decorated with either blue and white or sepia colored transfer prints.
Just look at the lugs on the thing. Must have weighted a ton when filled with water.
Anyway, this photo appears in "Spode and Copeland Marks" by Robert Copeland, printed in the U.K. and available at a pricey $170+ through various used book sellers.

1 comment:

Linda Starr said...

There are days I could use a nice foot bath, I supposed today, they'd be plastic and agitate electrically.