Chinese style tile, made by W. T Copland

An early Victorian Chinese style earthenware tile, made by W. T Copland and son in Stoke on Trent

An earthenware tile decorated with Chinese figures. One man crouches with hands crossed, while the other, a woman leans forward as if copying. This was made by W T Copeland and Sons at their Spode Works, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire 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.