Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 22
Spode/Copeland Transfer-Printed Patterns Found at 20 Hudson's Bay Company Sites
by Lynne Sussman
In the mid-1830s the Spode/Copeland pottery of Staffordshire became
the supplier of tableware and toiletware to the Hudson's Bay Company. It
continued in this capacity until the 1850s in the United States and
until the early 20th century in Canada.
This catalogue illustrates and identifies 109 transfer-printed
patterns on earthenware manufactured by Spode/Copeland and found to date
at 20 Hudson's Bay Company sites in Canada and the United States. The
majority of the illustrations are prints from the original engraved
Submitted for publication 1977, by Lynne Sussman, National Historic
Parks and Sites Branch, Ottawa.
Frontispiece: The Spode/Copeland factory as it was in 1834. The
drawing is of an earthenware model which was based on an 1834 plan. The
artist added features not shown on the model itself, such as the
millpond and canal.
(Drawing by H. Holdway; Spode Limited.)