Spode made the Fortuna pattern starting in 1955 and continued into the 60’s. This tankard is in a nice soft sage they called Flemish Green. The pattern was made by embossing the designs on the green body, painting the designs with ivory clay slip (named Imperial Ivory) and then casting it in the mold.
The tavern scene on this tankard was based on an etching by Robert Dighton made in 1786. The pub patron’s name is Toby Fillpot, a notable 18th century drunkard. The cream colored designs on a pale colored body are very reminiscent of Wedgwood’s Jasperware.
This tankard is 6 inches tall, 3 ¾ inches across the bottom and 2 ½ inches across the mouth. It is in excellent condition.