Spode Blue Italian was made possible by Josiah Spode's perfection of blue under-glaze printing in 1784.This collection is a tapestry of blue scene's and figure's. Today we have an extensive collection of microwave and dishwasher safe dinnerware; giftware and accessories. This pattern also includes several oven to table items. The 14 cup Soup Tureen is the perfect statement piece for dining table or Buffet. Other use's for the gorgeous piece can also include a beverage service or filled with fruit or flowers as a centerpiece.