|'O H 10' shape|
With the 2012 US Presidential election nearing its climax Ohio is very much the centre of the news broadcasts in the UK.
Spode made a shape called Ohio. It amuses me that through some misunderstanding, or some clever wit at work, having seen the word OHIO in uppercase somewhere on the factory, perhaps scratched onto a mould, Ohio shape became known at Spode as O H 10 ie pronounced 'oh-aitch-ten'!
The image of 'O H 10' here is from a catalogue of about 1927 or 1928. The shape was made in both china and earthenware.
I have already mentioned another pattern with a nickname which is Frog pattern and you can find out about it by clicking here for the F page on my Spode ABC. No doubt you will hear from me about other patterns with endearing nicknames in the future...
|The full page of Spode teapots|
from which Ohio shape, above, is taken, 1927 or 1928