An earthenware tile, decorated with Chinese figures, one bearing a flag and another with an incense bowl and scabbard.
This tile was made by W T Copeland and Sons, at the Spode Works, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This tiles date from between the 1830's to the 1850's.
An example of a Copeland tile produced early in the revival of English tile-making, starting from the 1830's. This tile is unmarked. Copeland held a near majority of tile-making during this period, explaining why they are unmarked. The 'combed' back of the tile can be used to indicate that it was indeed created by Copeland and Sons.