Spode Chelsea Garden (Mustard Trim)
Brand: Spode Pattern: Chelsea Garden Pattern #: R9781
Manufacturer Status: Discontinued In Production: 1952-1988
Description: Mustard trim, Scallopped, Multiple motifs, Colorful flowers, Copeland
Dishwashing Method: N/A Secondary Market Value: Good
This Chelsea Garden pattern was manufactured for 36 years by the Spode China company, based in the UK. There are two Spode Chelsea Garden patterns, one with a gold trim, and this one with the mustard trim. The plates feature the same style of red, blue and gold flowers, but they vary in size, shape, placement and arrangement. Most people are not particular as to the exact motif they have since they all go well with each other, but there are those who collect a specific layout for all their plates. If you are one of them, be sure to specify what you are looking for. This pattern's influence is Asian in origin but has universal appeal. Soft, delicate flowers swirling about enhance the mood of a holiday meal.
Our favorite Spode Chelsea Garden pieces are the square vegetable bowl as well as the cream soup and saucer set.