Sunday, 30 March 2014

Object of Desire: Ashanti Stool By Spode

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More Info:
England, circa 1900

A decorative stool composed of Spode stone china, stamped to

the underside 'Copeland / Spode's Tower / England' and

depicting the 'Spode's Tower' design originally introduced in


The stool is inspired by the traditional seating of the Ashanti

tribe of Ghana, in commemoration of their suppression by the

British in 1900. The Ashanti uprising was triggered by the

British Governor of Ghana Sir Frederick Hodgson, who

demanded the right to sit on the sacred 'Golden Stool'; a

religious symbol central to the Ashantis beliefs and power

structure, permitted to be touched only by an elite inner circle.

The stool is illustrated in Spode's catalogue of Flower Pots and

Garden Seats.
570 mm wide x 455 mm high x 290 mm deep

21 in. wide x 18 in. high x 11.5 in. deep


******RE: Copeland "Spode's Tower" Pottery Ashanti-style stool.

1 comment:

  1. post this inspiring story of this young Ghanaian Guy