Style/technique: Chinoiserie print and
Manufacturer: Copeland &
8" x 8"
Date: circa 1840
Condition: Very fine
Price: £165 (approx $266)
A rarely found and very early Copeland tile,
printed and painted overglaze in chinoiserie
carnations and other flowers. A pleasing pattern
in nice bright colours, super pinks and
When this was made tiles were a niche product
for English manufacturers, Herbert Minton was
just just experimenting with floor tiles and
Wedgwood occasionally made creamware wall tiles
for the gentry.
Verso combed with impressed and printed marks
Copeland & Garrett, Late Spode.
A few tiny rim chips, four lines on the
surface apparently knife marks otherwise the
glaze and enamel sufaces are perfect and
brilliant. Such minor marks of little
significance on this exceptionally early tile
which displays beautifully.