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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
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.