Chinese Rose pattern was one of the most popular of Spode’s colourful patterns on earthenware in the 20th century. Millions of pieces must have been made. There were several variations to the pattern each given its own unique pattern number in the Spode pattern books now in the Stoke-on-Trent City Archives.
This early 20th century design was derived from an old Spode pattern which, in turn, was taken from an 18th century Chinese porcelain design.
The pattern was discontinued from production in 2007.