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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I love Copeland/Spode and I've seen this pattern in blue and white before but never this colour. I have the saucer, just not to hand. Please enlighten me!

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    1. maryh1956 maryh1956, 6 years ago
      What would you like to know?. The small size cup is usually referred to as a demitasse. I can’t see your mark too well but appears to be one from the 19th century 1850’s.
      here’s a link to Copeland marks from, a great, free resource for all Staffordshire pottery:
    2. Elainep Elainep, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the information. What colour would you refer to this as please? I've been told it's 'pink' but I've also been told tangerine. Is this less common than the blue pattern ? I've been looking for more of it but not managed to find any. In fairness, I probably haven't looked hard enough! Thanks again.
    3. maryh1956 maryh1956, 6 years ago
      I think maybe Imari red or rust? During that period most of the English companies were mimicking pattern from China & Japan. The classic Blue willow usually features the weeping willow tree by some water with a bridge. You don’t say where you’re from, but presume the UK. Regardless, I would say that this is quite rare, especially to have a saucer as well, both intact. is USA based china replacement company has some antique Copeland, and as there are no pattern names on such old pieces, it is difficult to track them down. There is a British counterpart but can’t remember the name of the website, but imagine they may have more.
      A visit to Antiques Roadshow maybe?!!!
    4. Elainep Elainep, 6 years ago
      Maryh1956 thank you so much I'm delighted with the information. It's kind of you to take the time. So many thanks my mystery is now resolved!
    5. maryh1956 maryh1956, 6 years ago
      Great! Did you inherit it? just curious
    6. Elainep Elainep, 6 years ago
      maryh1956 hi I found it in a charity shop some years ago. I'm in the UK as you thought. It looked so crisp and the colours so bright and clear I had no idea it could be a genuine item . Although I've collected China and pottery and lately glass for about 30 years, I still buy things on instinct rather than from knowledge. I have been so impressed with the CW community to be able to share knowledge is brilliant and I am very grateful to you for sharing yours with me.

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