(Image taken from "An Illustrated Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain")
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
Today I am sharing about one of my favorite make of china....Coalport.
This vibrant floral cup is a beautiful example of Coalports quality.
I received this trio from Martha in our
Easter Basket Tea Cup swap!
Wonderful design, love the mix of ruffled edges and plain!
This is a truly dainty and feminine set.
Perfect for afternoon tea in the garden.
Here is another gorgeous example given to me by my
I adore the handle and the scalloped footing.
See what I mean???
And this incredible art work in stunning blue!
Coalport cups feel so good in the hand and this one is light as a feather.
Here is the backstamp for the blue and white cup.
This portion of a page from Geoffrey A. Godden's book Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks indicates this cup was manufactured after 1920 but before 1939.
1796-1815 Pottery from Coalport's was not marked, but from 1805-1810 they began to use the simple backstamp of "Coalbrookdale" alone, these were very rare. From then on Coalport's backstamps went from simple letters, to very fancy designs. They even had some that were imitations of Meissen!
Being a company that began with John Rose in the late 1700s, and endured as long as it did with great quality, it is no wonder I find this cup very satisfying : )
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(To see a post about my visit to the Victorian era Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke on Trent England....in which you can see the bottle kilns as in the engraved image at the top of this post..... go HERE)