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My latest column in Homes & Antiques is out! This month I am writing about the period in the history of the Spode factory that is called "Copeland & Garrett".

This is a very specific era in the life of this great factory that not many people know about as it was short: between 1833 and 1847. But what distinguishes this era is the very elegant Rococo Revival style that was introduced, so different to the earlier Spode style.

It is not the only thing that was done; the factory kept the traditional Spode and Copeland Spode patterns alive as well, such as the famous blue transfer printed designs and the wonderful "tobacco" design you can see on the Copeland Spode teacup and plate shown here.

I don't have a lot of Copeland & Garrett stock (and lately some of it was snapped up as soon as I put it into the shop), and there is a simple reason: there is not that much of it around. The Copeland & Garrett era was short and it seems to be a style that collectors hold onto and don't sell on much, so there isn't much in the market. All the more reason to snap it up if you come across it!

What I do currently have is a pair of absolutely stunning vases, one of which features in the magazine. Superbly painted with flowers and fruit, and beautifully gilded, these vases are large, stunning and, amazingly, still in absolutely perfect condition.

To read the column in Homes & Antiques

For a discounted subscription, head to Homes & Antiques, it is a wonderful magazine and you will be able to catch my monthly column about British porcelain. You can get a discounted subscription and order a free copy here. The free issue contains an interview with myself and several other collectors. The magazine is delivered all over the world but you can also get a digital subscription.

Where to find stock

You can find my Spode, Copeland Spode and Copeland & Garrett pieces here, and you can find all my available items here. If you want to stay up to date with new additions, find me on Instagram, where I put up pictures with a story several times a week.

Happy weekend! 🌸🌷🌞


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