The Spode Blue Room collection is one of their most collected patterns. The majority of the china is blue and white, but the Geranium pattern was also made in red, green, yellow and black and white.
This under glaze china pattern was printed using an interesting process that uses copper plates.
The plates are heated with applied oxides and then wiped clean of the excess and stamped onto tissue paper. The tissue is then transferred to the ceramic blank. The piece is immersed in water so the tissue will float off leaving the pattern behind. Then it is glazed and fired.
For some reason this is the teacup that I always choose when I have a cup of chai (Indian spiced tea) – it just seems to suite it.