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John Rose Coalport Porcelain Plate, Improved Feldspar, Regency Pattern ca 1825

US$295Asking Price


This is a wonderful Coalport plate made in circa 1825, which is known as the Regency period. The plate is made of very white "Improved Feldspar" porcelain and has a beautiful Regency-style pattern of hand painted sprigs and roses. 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. The plate is heavily potted in "Improved Feldspar Porcelain", which John Rose won a prize for at the Royal Society of the Arts. They proudly showed that off on the stamp on the underside. Feldspar porcelain is a heavy, very white porcelain that is rockier than bone china and is very strong. Coalport started making this in 1820, and improved the recipe in circa 1825 with a leadless glaze. The decoration consists of a very gracious Regency-style pattern of sprigs with little flowers among which are roses. The pattern seems to be a repeat of an earlier pattern as it is not a typical style for the mid-1820s. The plate has a spectacular puce colored round "Imrpoved Feldspar Porcelain" stamp. Condition report: The plate is in excellent condition without any damage or crazing. Some of the gilt on the outer rim seems to have been touched up; it is a little rubbed. This does not stand out, as visible in the pictures. 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. Etcetera, I try to be as accurate as I can. Dimensions: (diameter) 24.2cm (9.5").


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: .5 in. (1.27 cm)Diameter: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)
  • Style
    Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1825
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent condition, no damage or crazing, some light wear as visible in the pictures and the gilt rim may have been lightly touched up at some point.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A-COA2151stDibs: LU4805120684132

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