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Copeland China

The Copeland porcelain company stems from Spode porcelain. When Josiah Spode of Spode porcelain passed away in 1826, his partner's son William Copeland acquired the business in partnership with Thomas Garrett. Their productions from then on were marked Copeland and Garrett.

In keeping with the popular Rococo tastes of the time, the wares that Copeland and Garrett produced were noticeably more ornate and extravagant than those previously produced by Spode. In 1846, William Copeland, along with four generations of descendants, became sole owner of the company until 1966.

As Minton's biggest competitors during the Victorian age, Copeland created some of the most remarkable ceramic wares of the time. Their emphasis on fine artistry helped them stand apart from other porcelain factories, from importing respected artists as designers to exhibiting at such prestigious events as the Great Exhibition of London in 1851. Their range of wares was impressive, as statues and busts, doorknobs, footbaths, and hotel and souvenir wares were all part of their manufacture. Many of the patterns introduced during this age were continued well into the 20th century.


Quick Facts

  • Between 1833 and 1900, around 3,500 new patterns were produced, an average of ten patterns per week
  • A monumental Copeland earthenware rectangular plaque, dated 1896, sold at Christie's New York in November 2003 for $13,750
  • Three Copeland bone china costume plates sold at Sotheby's Olympia in July 2007 for $1,200

Recommended Items at Auction

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COPELAND SPODE HISTORIC NEWPORT CHINA SET, 94 PCS.
Oct 26, 10:00 AM EDT
COPELAND SPODE HISTORIC NEWPORT CHINA SET, 94 PCS.
by Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Est: $300- $500
$4253 Bids
COLLECTION OF DEMITASSE PORCELAIN
Oct 29, 10:00 AM CDT
COLLECTION OF DEMITASSE PORCELAIN
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $50- $250
$251 Bid
Selection of antique and later plates including a Copeland Spode jug, approx 18cm H and smaller
Oct 31, 9:30 AM AEDT
Selection of antique and later plates including a Copeland Spode jug, approx 18cm H and smaller
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD30- AUD50
AUD201 Bid
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TEN COPELAND SPODE PORCELAIN PLATES England, Early 20th Century Diameters 9”.
Nov 05, 9:30 AM EDT
TEN COPELAND SPODE PORCELAIN PLATES England, Early 20th Century Diameters 9”.
by Eldred's
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
COPELAND JASPERWARE TEAPOT AND PITCHER
Oct 27, 10:00 AM EDT
COPELAND JASPERWARE TEAPOT AND PITCHER
by Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Est: $150- $250
$900 Bids
Six mocha cups with saucers, S
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Six mocha cups with saucers, S
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1200 Bids
LARGE GROUPING OF ANTIQUE & VINTAGE PORCELAIN
Oct 26, 11:00 AM EDT
LARGE GROUPING OF ANTIQUE & VINTAGE PORCELAIN
by Westport Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$100 Bids
7 PC ANTIQUE BLUE & WHITE
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
7 PC ANTIQUE BLUE & WHITE
by Charleston Estate Auctions
Est: $175- $225
$50 Bids
12 Copeland Spode Porcelain Salad/Dessert Plates c1900
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
12 Copeland Spode Porcelain Salad/Dessert Plates c1900
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $400- $500
$3000 Bids
10 Copeland Spode England Porcelain Dessert Plates
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
10 Copeland Spode England Porcelain Dessert Plates
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $300- $350
$2500 Bids
8 Copeland Spode Porcelain Salad Plates, c1900
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
8 Copeland Spode Porcelain Salad Plates, c1900
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $300- $400
$2500 Bids
9 Copeland Spode Porcelain Bouillon Bowls & Underplates
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
9 Copeland Spode Porcelain Bouillon Bowls & Underplates
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $300- $350
$2500 Bids
8 Spode Copeland Cream Soup & Saucers in Bradford
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
8 Spode Copeland Cream Soup & Saucers in Bradford
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $400- $500
$3500 Bids
Victorian Parian Biblical Group
Oct 23, 11:00 AM BST
Victorian Parian Biblical Group
by Cooper Barrington LLP
Est: £80- £100
£400 Bids
Copeland-Spode Buttercup Pattern China Service
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
Copeland-Spode Buttercup Pattern China Service
by Neue Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
A Copeland Ceramic Undertray
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
A Copeland Ceramic Undertray
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
An Antique English Dessert Service, likely Copeland, Mid-19th Century
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CDT
An Antique English Dessert Service, likely Copeland, Mid-19th Century
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $175- $275
$750 Bids
An Antique Copeland Spode Transferware Cup
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
An Antique Copeland Spode Transferware Cup
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
10 Copeland Spode England Porcelain Dinner Plates
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
10 Copeland Spode England Porcelain Dinner Plates
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $400- $600
$3500 Bids
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PAIR COPELAND CHINA BOWLS
Nov 02, 10:00 AM GMT
PAIR COPELAND CHINA BOWLS
by Sheppards
Est: €50- €80
€300 Bids
10 Copeland Spode England Porcelain Soup Bowls
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
10 Copeland Spode England Porcelain Soup Bowls
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $400- $500
$3000 Bids
10 Copeland Spode England Porcelain Dessert Plates
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
10 Copeland Spode England Porcelain Dessert Plates
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $400- $600
$3000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Copeland China


Taylor & Harris

Taylor & Harris

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Eldred's

Eldred's