A charming John Rose Coalport teapot dating from c1798. This teapot is of the new fluted oval moulded form and is decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with richly applied gilded decoration with an acorn design.
John Rose had been an apprentice to Thomas Turner at the Caughley factory until aged 21 when he set up his own manufacturing company with Edward Blakeway at Jackfields around 1793. By 1796 they had set up a works across the other side of the River Severn at Coalport, from where this delightful teapot originated.
The body of the teapot is oval in form with new fluted moulding, these are the vertical flutes around the body.
The decoration of this teapot comprises a dark underglaze cobalt blue band around the shoulder of the teapot and the rim of the cover, this is beautifully embellished with very fine gilding of acorns and fine tendrils forming a garland.
One side of these cobalt blue bands is edged with a thick gilt line, the other side with stylised drooping gilded foliage.
The main body of the teapot has tiny gilt leaves evenly spaced around it in three rows.
The elegant spout is of a faceted moulded form, richly embellished with honey coloured gilt decoration.
The teapot has a simple moulded loop handle, with an inward facing spur on the lower portion. The back edge has gilt foliage applied to it.
The oval teapot cover has the same decoration as the teapot and has a faceted oval finial with applied gilt decoration.
This is an attractive Coalport 'John Rose' New Fluted Oval Blue and Gilt 'Acorn' Pattern Teapot, c1798
Size and Weight: (values are approximate)
- 6¾" (180mm) height of the teapot to the tip of the cover finial.
- 10" (255mm) length of the teapot from the tip of the spout to the back edge of the handle.
- 1lb 9oz (697gms) weight of the teapot and cover.
There are no manufacturer's marks on this teapot and cover, but it is from the Coalport factory c1798.
This very pretty teapot does have a few little faults. There is a small flake chip to the underside of the cover approx 5mm long as shown in the first two pictures below. The finial of the cover has also bee detached and re-glued, as seen in the third picture below.
Apart from some minor wear to the rich gilding, mainly to the back of the handle and around the end of the spout, the teapot and cover are in very good condition and would make a very fine example piece for any fine collection of Coalport or early English porcelain.
|Year of Manufacture||c1798|
|Pattern||Blue and Gilt 'Acorn'|
|Condition (See main description for full details and pictures)||This very pretty teapot does have a few little faults. There is a small flake chip to the underside of the cover approx 5mm long as shown in the first two pictures in the main description. The finial of the cover has also bee detached and re-glued, as seen in another picture.|
Coalport 'John Rose' New Fluted Oval Blue and Gilt 'Acorn' Pattern Teapot, c1798
- Brand: Coalport
- Product Code: p1267
- Availability: Sold