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Coalport John Rose Porcelain Plate, Cobalt Blue, Gilt, Flowers, Georgian

$365Asking Price


This is a very beautiful plate made by John Rose in Coalport in circa 1805 or 1810, which was the Georgian era. The plate has a beautiful cobalt blue ground, rich gilding and elegant hand painted floral reserves. 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 would have belonged to a large dinner or dessert service. It was potted in a simple shape in the heavy, very white porcelain that was common for the early John Rose factory. The plate has an underglaze cobalt blue ground and stunning gilt patterns around the rim. There are three beautiful floral reserves in the rim, and a flower bouquet in the centre of the plate. Condition report: The plate is in excellent antique condition without any damage, repairs or crazing, and very little wear. The plate is unmarked, as was usual for that period. 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 (9.5"), hight 3cm (1.2").


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.2 in. (3.05 cm)Diameter: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1805
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In excellent antique condition without any damage, repairs or crazing, and very little wear.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A-COA1561stDibs: LU4805121428932

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