Dressing Table

A photograph showing both sides of a 16 inch high Copeland Vase and Cover sent to us by Mrs. E. B from Milton Keynes. Identified as earthenware and handpainted and signed by William Yale with gilded ribbon handles and knop. It has a Spode Copeland seal mark in blue on the base which was in use between 1883 and 1891.


The Spode Museum Trust is very happy to help owners of Spode and Copeland items with identification. A small charge is made to cover research costs. However we do not give valuations.

If you would like us to help with identification of your item, please email us with the following at our contact address

  • Clear photographs of the item, showing both the front and back/underside, with any marks/ pattern numbers clearly visible.
  • A description of any features that might not be clear from the photograph, especially any numbers or letters impressed into the ceramic body—these could give an indication of date of manufacture.
  • A fee of £9.50, payable in advance via Paypal (please click the button in the right hand column).

We have been able to identify every Spode and Copeland item for enquirers to date, but if we are unable to identify your item, we will return your research fee minus the cost of Paypal's transaction charge.