This is a beautiful large dinner plate made by Coalport some time between 1820 and 1825. The plate has a bright royal blue rim and finely hand painted flower garlands. 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 has a bright overlgaze royal blue rim and a simple shark teeth gilt rim.
It has been hand painted with many very fine flower garlands. A charming detail is that the gilder painted over an imperfection in the glaze by adding a little gilt sprig to the border. The plate is marked with the impressed "2" mark as well as the impressed anchor mark, which points to a date between 1820 and 1825. CONDITION REPORT The plate is in very good antique condition with no damage, crazing or repairs. However there is some wear to the flowers and all bright blue flowers have faded; this colour blue enamel used by Coalport in this era often faded over time.
The overglaze blue rim is not completely even; this is a production flaw. 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. 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.
Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures! DIMENSIONS (diameter) 25.5cm (10). This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates".
The seller is "rattlethecups" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.