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Coalport Blind Moulded Porcelain Plate, White, Flowers and Butterflies, ca 1815

$345

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This is a beautiful dessert plate made by Coalport some time between 1815 and 1825. The plate is white blind-moulded and decorated with beautiful hand painted flowers and butterflies. Coalport was one of the leading potters in 19th and 20th century Staffordshire. They worked alongside other great potters such as Spode, Davenport and Minton, and came out with many innovative designs. When we say "Coalport" we usually think of the one Coalport factory that became famous, but in its beginning years there were two factories, one run by John Rose and the other by his brother Thomas Rose. Thomas Rose went into partnership with Robert Anstice and Robert Horton and they were located directly opposite John Rose, across the canal. The brothers' factories had much in common with each other and they shared many different shapes and patterns. Ultimately, the John Rose factory proved more profitable and John Rose bought Thomas' factory in 1814, making it the one Coalport factory that became so famous. Many of the Coalport items, of either factory, are now collectors' items. This plate is made with a beautiful blind-moulded rim with double-barred C-scrolls, which was first used by the Meissen factory in Germany in the 18th Century, and later was adopted by the Coalport, Nantgarw and Swansea factories. The plate is decorated with beautiful hand painted flowers and butterflies, also in the style of Meissen and later on the Welsh factories. The plate is marked with the impressed "2" mark, which points to a date between 1815 and 1825. Condition Report The plate is in good antique condition with no damage, repairs or significant wear. The plate has crazing, as visible in the last few pictures, and a few very faint stains; this is not unusual for Coalport items of this era and should not be seen as damage. The crazing is reflected in the price. Antique British porcelain is never perfect. Kilns were fired on coal in the 1800s, and this meant that china from that period can have some firing specks from flying particles. British makers were also known for their experimentation, and sometimes this resulted in technically imperfect results. Due to the shrinkage in the kiln, items can have small firing lines or develop crazing over time, which should not be seen as damage but as an imperfection of the maker's recipes, probably unknown at the time of making. Items have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear, and gilt can have signs of slight disintegration even if never handled. I will reflect any damage, repairs, obvious stress marks, crazing or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks, stains and gilt disintegration can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account. There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.e. a nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can easily see with the eye; a glazing line is a break in the glazing only; hairline is extremely tight and/or superficial and not picked up by the finger; and a crack is obvious both to the eye and the finger. Dimensions (diameter) 24cm (9.25").

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  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: .75 in. (1.91 cm)Diameter: 9.25 in. (23.5 cm)
  • Style
    Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1815
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In good antique condition without damage, repairs; some crazing as visible in the pictures.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A-COA2471stDibs: LU4805123653592

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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