Coalport cup with birds, c.1830

London shape porcelain cabinet cup, made by Coalport in the early to mid 1800s. The Coalport factory was founded by John Rose in 1795 in Shropshire, a county in the West Midlands region of England. This example is superbly painted with angry looking birds & insects in panels surrounded by ornate gilt scrollwork and a cobalt blue ground. Measures 2-1/2″ high. Delicately formed bronze┬áhandle replaces the long lost broken original which had the same simple loop shape.

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2 Responses to “Coalport cup with birds, c.1830”

  1. Jackie says:

    Hi, do you ever sell pieces?

  2. Victoria says:

    Andrew,
    I just love the smaller exotic bird seeing off the larger one… The bronze ear shape replacement handle works well with the cobalt blue.

    Coalport are just one of our English national treasures, Wedgwood, Spode and Royal Worcester are all close contenders. Long may they reign because quality and beauty are always in demand whether it is 1850 or 2012.

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