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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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Set of Twelve W.T. Copeland & Sons Topographical Cabinet Plates, Last Half 19th Century
Dec 09, 10:00 AM EST
Set of Twelve W.T. Copeland & Sons Topographical Cabinet Plates, Last Half 19th Century
by Weschler's
Est: $800- $1,200
$4252 Bids
Large 19th Century Copeland Twin Handled
Dec 14, 10:00 AM AEDT
Large 19th Century Copeland Twin Handled
by Aalders Auctions
Est: AUD120- AUD220
AUD602 Bids
SUGAR BOWL BY COPELAND SPODE
Dec 17, 9:00 AM CST
SUGAR BOWL BY COPELAND SPODE
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $15- $25
$31 Bid
7) COPELAND, DELFT & LIMOGES CERAMIC CABINET ITEMS
Dec 11, 9:00 AM CST
7) COPELAND, DELFT & LIMOGES CERAMIC CABINET ITEMS
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $80- $150
$600 Bids
SPODE COPELAND porcelain Teaware Set 12, England
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
SPODE COPELAND porcelain Teaware Set 12, England
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $150
$10 Bids
Copeland Spode for Tiffany Tea Set
Dec 17, 10:00 AM EST
Copeland Spode for Tiffany Tea Set
by Regency Auction House
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
An Antique Copeland Spode Transferware Cup
Dec 11, 1:00 PM EST
An Antique Copeland Spode Transferware Cup
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
A Copeland Ceramic Undertray
Dec 11, 1:00 PM EST
A Copeland Ceramic Undertray
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
A pair of large Copeland Spode Aesthetic
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
A pair of large Copeland Spode Aesthetic
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£9000 Bids
Set of Seven Copeland and Garrett Feldspar Plates
Dec 15, 11:00 AM EST
Set of Seven Copeland and Garrett Feldspar Plates
by Stair
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
Antique Coffee Cups & Saucers Including Copeland
Dec 16, 12:00 PM EST
Antique Coffee Cups & Saucers Including Copeland
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Antique Copeland Spode Old Salem Serving Platters
Dec 16, 12:00 PM EST
Antique Copeland Spode Old Salem Serving Platters
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $200- $300
$500 Bids
Antique Copeland Spode Old Salem Serving Platter
Dec 16, 12:00 PM EST
Antique Copeland Spode Old Salem Serving Platter
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $200- $300
$500 Bids
Box Lot - Bone China Collectibles, Royal Copeland
Dec 13, 9:00 AM EST
Box Lot - Bone China Collectibles, Royal Copeland
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$20 Bids
Copeland & Sons Transfer Printed Porcelain Child's Set
Dec 15, 11:00 AM EST
Copeland & Sons Transfer Printed Porcelain Child's Set
by Stair
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Antique Copeland Spode Old Salem Transfer Ware Set
Dec 16, 12:00 PM EST
Antique Copeland Spode Old Salem Transfer Ware Set
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $200- $300
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Copeland China


Greenwich Auction

Greenwich Auction

Stair

Stair

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Weschler's

Weschler's