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Copeland & Garrett
W.T. Copeland
W.T. Copeland & Sons

The Spode Company was succeeded by a partnership between William Taylor Copeland and Thomas Garrett in 1833. They are listed in directories from 1835 to 1846. William Taylor Copeland continued alone from 1847, listed in directories between 1850 and 1867. He then took his sons into partnership and the firm contiunued as such, listed in the directories from 1868 onwards, into the 20th century. Godden gives the dates as 1833-47, and 1847 onwards (no specific date for the partnership with the sons).

No jugs were registered by Copeland & Garrett, but twelve are known by W.T. Copeland, and a further eleven by W.T. Copeland & Sons. The jugs are listed below in the three main periods, but it must be noted that several jugs remained in production for some time, so later marked examples may be found.

Jugs introduced by Copeland & Garrett

"Beauvais Jug"
Design not published or registered. The design is similar to Minton's "Society of Arts" jug. It remained in production into the Copeland period.
Marks: moulded mark with "COPELAND & GARRETT" on a ribbon above the title "BEAUVAIS / JUG" on a rectangular panel; moulded cartouche with "COPELAND"
Illustrations: Hughes 1/70a; Rumsey 46
 
Classical Figures (not titled)
Design not published or registered.
Marks: moulded cartouche with "COPELAND & GARRETT"
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/418; Rumsey 13-14

Drunken Cherubs (not titled)
Design not published or registered.
Marks: moulded cartouche with "COPELAND & / GARRETT" (on stoneware); green printed mark (on china)
Illustrations: non

Empty Cartouche (not titled)
Design not published or registered.
Marks: moulded cartouche with "COPELAND & / GARRETT"
Illustrations: Vega Wilkinson, Spode-Copeland-Spode, the Works and its People, 1770-1970
, Colour Plate 38

 

Fair Hebe (not titled)
Design not published or registered.
Marks: impressed "COPELAND & / GARRETT" around "NEW / FAYENCE"
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/646

Panelled Flowers (not titled)
Design not published or registered. This is the firm's Octagon shape and was used, complete with mask spout but without any surface moulding, with other forms of decoration.
Marks: moulded cartouche with "COPELAND & / GARRETT"
Illustrations: none

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"The Vintage"
Design not published or registered.
Marks: moulded ribbon with title "THE VINTAGE" and moulded cartouche with either "COPELAND & GARRETT" or "COPELAND"
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/127-28 and Colour Plate XI; Hughes 1/100; Rumsey p.2 and 15-16 (includes page from Copeland catalogue c.1860)

 

The Vintage Variant (not titled)
Design not published or registered. A tall-necked variant of "The Vintage" jug above, presumably introduced in the Copeland & Garrett period but the only examples recorded to date are marked Copeland.
Marks: moulded cartouche with "COPELAND"
Illustrations: none

Jugs registered by W.T. Copeland

Convolvulus (not titled)
Design registered on 4 November 1848, Parcel 2, Number 55174, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke.
Marks: moulded registration diamond, moulded cartouche with "COPELAND"
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/419; Henrywood RMJ/132 (engraving from The Journal of Design and Manufactures, March 1849); Hughes 2/p.97 (Design Registry engraving); Rumsey 54-56

Vine (not titled)
Design registered on 13 November 1848, Parcel 4, Number 55337, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke.
Marks: moulded registration diamond, moulded cartouche with "COPELAND"
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/133 (engraving from the Art-Journal, October 1849); Hughes 2/63

Not Yet Titled (not titled)
Design registered on 11 August 1849, Parcel 4, Number 61865, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke. Godden NH lists it as a “moulded pot”; Copeland describes it as an “embossed covered jug”
Marks: not ye tknown
Illustrations: none
   
Lily-of-the-Valley (not titled)
Design registered on 9 November 1849, Parcel 4, Number 63523, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke. Two variants are known. It is normally tall and slender with a moulded foot but the creamer shown here is shorter with only a simple footring.
Marks: moulded registration diamond; impressed ”COPELAND”
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/131; Hughes 1/82

Waterlilies (not titled)
Design registered on 30 May 1851, Parcel 4, Number 79085, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke. Hughes calls it “Nymphea”. Copeland describes it as “Lotus embossed jug”.
Marks: moulded registration diamond, impressed "COPELAND"
Illustrations: Hughes 1/103

Harvest Barrel (not titled)
Design registered on 26 February 1853, Parcel 5, Number 89958, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke. The jug was almost certainly based on a design by H. Green which appeared in the Art-Union for May 1848.
Marks: moulded registration diamond, impressed “COPELAND”
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/134-35 (including engraving from the Art-Union); Hughes 2/98; Rumsey 65

"Victoria" / "Wellington"
Design registered on 23 February 1854, Parcel 3, Number 95163, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke. The titles appear in the moulding. Copeland describes it as “embossed jug in form of oak tree, inscribed VICTORIA WELLINGTON".
Marks: not yet known
Illustrations: Hughes 2/p.98 (Design Registry engraving)
   
Hop Vine (not titled)
Design registered on 12 September 1854, Parcel 2, Number 96826, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke.
Marks: printed registration diamond or moulded registration diamond, impressed “COPELAND”
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/136; Hughes 1/118; Rumsey 66
 

Tulip (not titled)
Design registered on 22 October 1856, Parcel 3, Number 106770, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke.
Marks: moulded registration diamond and impressed "COPELAND"
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/137; Hughes 2/p.100 (Design Registry engraving)

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Tiffany Handle (not titled)
Design registered on 11 June 1861, Parcel 2, Number 141326, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke. Copeland describes it as “jug with Tiffany handle”.
Marks: not yet known
Illustrations: none
   
Jug with Curious Handle (not titled)
Design registered on 22 May 1863, Parcel 4, Number 162619, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke. Copeland describes it as “jug with curious handle”.
Marks: not yet known
Illustrations: none
   

Pansies (not titled)
Design registered on 13 February 1864, Parcel, 6, Number 171673, by W.T. Copeland of Stoke.
Marks: moulded registration diamond, impressed “COPELAND”
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/138; Hughes 1/166

Jugs registered by W.T. Copeland & Sons

Fence (not titled)
Design registered on 3 December 1867, Parcel 3, Number 214618, by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Stoke.
Marks: moulded registration diamond, impressed “COPELAND”
Illustrations: none

Arches and Scrolls (not titled)
Design registered on 24 July 1868, Parcel 4, Number 219997, by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Stoke.
Marks: registration diamond, impressed “COPELAND”
Illustrations: Hughes 1/179

 
Aesthetic (not titled)
Design registered on 15 July 1870, Parcel 1, Number 243207, by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Stoke.
Marks: moulded registration diamond, impressed “COPELAND”
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/139; Hughes 1/169; Hughes 2/187; Rumsey 117
 

Oriental Band (not titled)
Design registered on 19 October 1871, Parcel 6, Number 256907, by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Stoke.
Marks: moulded registration diamond, impressed “COPELAND”
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/140; Hughes 2/p.106 (Design Registry photo); Rumsey 118

Not Yet Titled (not titled)
Design registered on 11 June 1872, Parcel 12, Number 263348, by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Stoke.
Marks: not yet known
Illustrations: n
one

   

Bamboo and Birds (not titled)
Design registered on 21 January 1874, Parcel 7, Number 279964, by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Stoke. Registered as a teapot but also made as a jug.
Marks: impressed “COPELAND”
Illustrations: Hughes 1/205k (teapot); Hughes 2/141

Not Yet Titled (not titled)
Design registered on 8 November 1875, Parcel 8, Number 295803, by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Stoke.
Marks: not yet known
Illustrations: none
   

Bamboo Neck (not titled)
Design registered on 9 June 1876, Parcel 6, Number 301164, by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Stoke. A wash jug, part of toilet sets. The significance of names in the impressed marks is not yet known.
Marks: moulded registration diamond, also impressed "COPELAND" around "THE ASHBURNE" or "THE WATFORD"
Illustrations: Copeland 223 (mark)

 

Floral Fans (not titled)
Design registered on 2 July 1877, Parcel 3, Number 311523, by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Stoke.
Marks: moulded registration diamond, impressed “COPELAND”, also impressed size "3 GILL" or “4 GILL”
Illustrations: Rumsey 121; Hughes 2/p.108 (Design Registry engraving)

Not Yet Titled (not titled)
Design registered on 13 March 1878, Parcel 10, Number 319394, by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Stoke. Registration not listed by Copeland.
Marks: not yet known
Illustrations: none
   
Not Yet Titled (not titled)
Design registered on 4 January 1882, Parcel 2, Number 375427, by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Stoke. Although listed by Godden NH as “toilet wares", Copeland lists just a “jug”.
Marks: not yet known
Illustrations: none
   
Not Yet Titled (not titled)
Design registered on 9 October 1882, Parcel 3, Number 387771, by W.T. Copeland & Sons of Stoke. Copeland describes it as a "Curious jug with lugs for cane handle".
Marks: not yet known
Illustrations: none
   

Unregistered jugs by the Copeland firms

Basketweave and Foliage (not titled)
Design not registered. Hughes calls it Upright Plume.
Marks: moulded cartouche mark with "COPELAND" or impressed "COPELAND"
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/420; Hughes 2/65
 
Ferns (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: impressed "COPELAND"
Illustrations: none
 

Figure Heads (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: moulded cartouche mark with "COPELAND" or impressed "COPELAND"
Illustrations: Henrywood BJ/421

 
Music Still Life (not titled)
Design not registered. Hughes calls it Musical Instruments.
Marks: impressed "COPELAND"
Illustrations: Hughes 1/130; Rumsey 181
 

Scale (not titled)
Design not registered. Note the variation in moulding beneath the spout. Also produced as a coffee pot.
Marks: impressed "COPELAND"
Illustrations: Rumsey 122

Scrollwork (not titled)
Design not registered.
Marks: impressed "COPELAND"
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/141 and Colour Plate XI; Hughes 1/174; Rumsey 119

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Uncle Toby and a Smoker (not titled)
Design not registered. The Uncle Toby scene is known on a sprig mould from the Turner factory. Hughes calls it The Jolly Toper.
Marks: impressed “COPELAND”
Illustrations: Henrywood RMJ/129-30; Hughes 1/99

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