Stunning Hand Painted English Porcelain Coalport Set of Six Cabinet Plates Still Life of Flowers, decorated by John Rose, of outstanding quality.
First Quarter of the Nineteenth Century English Regency period.
Painted with a still Life of flowers and gilded sprays, depicting Old Summer Roses, Tulips and Red Poppies, within molded grape and vine edges.
Condition: Perfect with no restoration or imperfections,
Coalport is one of the great names in British porcelain yet few know of its derivation.
1795. John Rose and Edward Blakeway establish a porcelain factory at Coalport in Shropshire
1796. The Prince of Orange visited the new factory. “Their Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Orange … thence proceeded to the china factory at Coal-park, where his Highness bought some pieces of Mr. Rose”.
1799. Rose purchases the leases for the Caughley works. Caughley continues to make porcelain but much of it is decorated and finished at Coalport.
1800. William Reynolds, William Horton and Thomas Rose establish a rival porcelain factory at Coalport; Reynolds dies in 1803 and is replaced in the partnership by Robert Anstice.
1803. The official tile of the John Rose partnership becomes John Rose & Co.
1814. John Rose acquires the Anstice, Horton and Rose factory and closes the Caughley works.
1820. Rose buys out William Billingsley and partner Samuel Walker in the rival Nantgarw factory they had founded in 1813. The pair join Coalport and the Nantgarw factory is closed two years later. The Society of Arts awards Rose a gold medal for his introduction of a lead-free felspathic glaze.
1841. John Rose dies; manufactory is continued under the name John Rose & Co by his nephew W.F. Rose and William Pugh
1850. Coalport perfects the Sèvres “Rose Pompadour” pink ground colour known in England as “Rose-Du-Barry” and showcases it at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London.
1925. Coalport China Company sold to Cauldon Potteries
1926. Coalport Works closed and production transferred to Stoke-on-Trent
1967. Coalport becomes part of the Wedgwood Group