Posted 8 years ago
Found this great "Royal Copley" male pheasant today at "Salvation Army" . I've seen them called" Spaulding Royal Copley" as well. I wasn't too aware of who made this at first. I did see the mark but it is very faint and missing a number as I found out after searching. I knew it was "vintage" and worth buying. I love this stuff ! Of course I found them on Ebay.... and "them" meaning a "pair" male and female. The mark does show 1 /2 on the bottom.It's so frustrating to not be able to find pairs! They get separated over the years or broken. This one's in mint shape no damage except for a few factory imperfections. He measures approximately 10 1/2 " tall (tip of tail) x 9" inches long x 2 3/4" inches wide across the bottom of the base. -Mike-
Spaulding Royal Copley History courtesy of the book:
"Royal Copley Plus Windsor and Spaulding" by Leslie C. and Majorie A. Wolf
The Spaulding China Company was established in an area already famous for pottery manufacturing, Sebring, Ohio. The company began production in 1942. It was first located in a garage on East Ohio Avenue.
The Spaulding China Company made lines called Royal Copley, Royal Windsor, and they also sold fine quality products under their Spaulding name. They sold assortments of birds, vases, figurines, and wall pockets and named the assortments with fancy names like Regal Assortment, Essex Assortment, Lennox Assortment, Crown Assortment and so on. Department stores loved this marketing tool and bought and sold thousands of these assortments. The Spaulding Company used the slogan "Gift Shop Merchandise at Chain Store Prices".