Brown transferware Stoke-on-Trent pattern, looking for info
I have a number of pieces of this Pattern. I know little about this type of ware, but from reading online have found out that it is called brown transferware and how it is made. My Mom talked me into buying this set 15 or so years ago when some friends of hers, who were antique dealers, were retiring and selling out their stock. I was not crazy about it at first but it grew on me after I had the chance to visit Stoke-on-Trent about a year later and learn about its historic pottery factories. I have had it on display but decided itÂs time to learn more about it.
I have 1 dinner plate, and 6 or more pieces each of dessert plates, small bowls, cups, saucers, and 2 accent pieces, a larger deep bowl and a small pitcher. The image shown on the front of each is a view of a ruin, a different one on each type of dish. The dinner plate background color is lighter than the others, the rest of which all match and are a cream color. I donÂt know what this means other than that one large plate was probably made at a different time and from a different clay body.
Not all the pieces are marked on the back. Some have both a brown applied logo, "W.T. Copeland and Sons, Stoke on Trent" and a stamped mark "Copeland" with a "B" underneath. Some only the stamped mark. There was a sticker on the back of one piece that the dealers must have put there, with "Old Abbey" handwritten on it. I did a google search with all those names but got so many hits that were not relevant (mostly real estate listings for Abbey flats on Copeland St. in Stoke-on-Trent!) there must be a better way.
Can anyone tell me more about these? Thanks!