Your china was made at the Spode factory in Stoke, at a time when it was owned by the Copeland family. In fact, the Copelands owned the factory for many more years than the Spode family, but the name Spode remained in use throughout.
The pattern is Florence, which was introduced about April 1879, so Mrs John Anthony was an early adopter! Florence is said to have been inspired by illuminated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance. It is on a shape known as Charlotte, which was a swirl flute shape.
I guess your tea set is china, rather than earthenware and has the pattern number 1/1535 on the back? It would be helpful to see or know everything that is printed on the back or pressed into the clay on the back.
The early plain printed Florence that you have was followed by variants, usually with added colour and it is fair to say that some versions were more successful than others! A particularly popular version on earthenware remained in production until 1972.
PS A general thought for the Message Board, can we have larger images please? They are beginning to strain my old eyes.
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