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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

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COPELAND SPODE "INDIA TREE" PATTERN CHINA
Apr 19, 10:00 AM EDT
COPELAND SPODE "INDIA TREE" PATTERN CHINA
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$1252 Bids
Copeland "Gainsborough" Soups and Underplates
May 14, 11:00 AM EDT
Copeland "Gainsborough" Soups and Underplates
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
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Apr 27, 12:00 PM BST
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by Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd
Est: £100- £150
£1000 Bids
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by Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd
Est: £200- £300
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Apr 27, 12:00 PM BST
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by Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd
Est: £150- £200
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Apr 27, 12:00 PM BST
ROYAL YACHT:
by Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd
Est: £150- £200
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Apr 27, 12:00 PM BST
ROYAL YACHT:
by Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd
Est: £150- £200
£1500 Bids
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Apr 27, 12:00 PM BST
ROYAL YACHT:
by Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd
Est: £100- £150
£1000 Bids
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Apr 27, 12:00 PM BST
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by Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd
Est: £400- £500
£4000 Bids
Copeland & Garrett, Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Platter
Apr 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Copeland & Garrett, Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Platter
by Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
English Copeland Hand Painted Porcelain Napier Family Armorial Cabinet Plate
May 05, 10:00 AM PDT
English Copeland Hand Painted Porcelain Napier Family Armorial Cabinet Plate
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $250- $300
$2000 Bids
Pair Copeland Hand Painted Porcelain Armorial Cabinet Plates Viresco c. 1870
May 05, 10:00 AM PDT
Pair Copeland Hand Painted Porcelain Armorial Cabinet Plates Viresco c. 1870
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $300- $400
$2500 Bids
Mid 19th century Eight decorative plates painted with landscapes probably Copeland, a Derby plate wi
Apr 23, 10:00 AM BST
Mid 19th century Eight decorative plates painted with landscapes probably Copeland, a Derby plate wi
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £80- £120
£600 Bids
A COPELAND SPODE BLUE AND WHITE AULD LANG SYNE TEASET. Largest 21.5 cm wide. (3)
Apr 23, 10:00 AM BST
A COPELAND SPODE BLUE AND WHITE AULD LANG SYNE TEASET. Largest 21.5 cm wide. (3)
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £30- £50
£200 Bids
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A Copeland commemorative tyg or loving cup, dated 1905
Apr 23, 11:00 AM BST
A Copeland commemorative tyg or loving cup, dated 1905
by Bonhams
Est: £400- £600
£4000 Bids
(85) Copeland Spode India Tree pattern service
May 04, 10:00 AM EDT
(85) Copeland Spode India Tree pattern service
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Copeland Spode "Rose Briar" Set
Apr 26, 8:30 AM EDT
Copeland Spode "Rose Briar" Set
by Keystone Auctions LLC
Est: $25- $125
$250 Bids
THREE GRADUATED COPELAND & GARRETT GREEN PARIAN WARE JUGS, CIRCA 1833 TO 1847
Apr 30, 10:00 AM EDT
THREE GRADUATED COPELAND & GARRETT GREEN PARIAN WARE JUGS, CIRCA 1833 TO 1847
by Potomack Company
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Set of Eleven Copeland China Plates
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Set of Eleven Copeland China Plates
by Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Great Indian Peninsula Railway Coffee Pot,
May 01, 1:00 PM BST
Great Indian Peninsula Railway Coffee Pot,
by Flints Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £120
£650 Bids
Copeland China Antique Porcelain Dinner Plates 6pc
Apr 17, 12:00 PM EDT
Copeland China Antique Porcelain Dinner Plates 6pc
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$10 Bids
Set of Nine Copeland Spode Flower Basket Decorated Dessert Plates
Apr 27, 9:30 AM EDT
Set of Nine Copeland Spode Flower Basket Decorated Dessert Plates
by Rafael Osona Auctions
Est: $75- $125
$500 Bids
8 Pieces Copeland Spode Jasperware
May 02, 11:00 AM EDT
8 Pieces Copeland Spode Jasperware
by Willow Auction House
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Copeland China


Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd

Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd

Potomack Company

Potomack Company

Claydon Auctioneers

Claydon Auctioneers

Hannam's Auctioneers

Hannam's Auctioneers