This is a wonderful antique Copeland tea service with hand-painted Imari decoration, pattern no. 2397, and Circa 1840 in date.
It comprises a teapot, sugar bowl, cream jug, set of six cups and saucers and a large circular dish / tray.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 45 x Width 45 x Depth 2
Dimensions in inches:
Height 17.7 x Width 17.7 x Depth 0.8
William Copeland was the only son of William Copeland, partner of Josiah Spode in the Stoke Potteries, of Staffordshire and of Portugal Street, London. He succeeded his father as head of the porcelain firm in Portugal Street, London and eventually bought out the interests of the Spode family in the business in the Potteries and London. He ran the business in partnership with Thomas Garrett between 1833 and 1847. After the dissolution of the Copeland and Garret partnership, it traded as W.T. Copeland and Sons
Our reference: 08853a