Coalport Bone China Jug & Bowl Mazarine Blue Pattern 2 279 circa 1830
A very pretty, highly decorative and very usable pair of antique white porcelain (bone china) items, a cream jug and bowl or slop basin from the early 19th century. They were made by John Rose of Coalport, Shropshire in England circa 1830. King George IV was on the throne when these items were made during the late Georgian period. They are decorated in a manner that is sometimes referred to by some collectors as Regency style.
The jug, which has a round low foot, has a crisply moulded waisted round bodied bowl with a very distinctive moulded leaf scroll edge to the rim of the wide and relatively long high spout. It has an elegant loop handle with a single thumb rest and leaf shaped lower terminal. The outside of the body is decorated with a wide band of under glaze blue with two white reserves which are filled with hand painted polychrome floral sprays, including roses and forget-me-nots. The body is further enhanced extensive gilded lines, rococo scrolls, leaf scrolls and highlighting. Some collectors may refer to the under-glaze decoration as a mazarine blue ground.
The base has a faint gilt mark with the pattern number 2 / 279, there are no other makers marks, however this is a known and documented Coalport pattern, see the references below.
The bowl also has a round low foot and has a round high sided flaring body which has six pairs of ribs, with the central line of the ribs forming an indentation to the rim. The bowl is decorated in a similar manner to the jug but, it has three reserves and a central flower decoration and the main decoration is on the inside. The outside being decorated with underglaze cobalt blue flowers and gilded leaf scrolls in a similar manner to the neck of the jug. The basin also has the hand painted gilt pattern number of 2 over 279
This beautiful antique porcelain jug and bowl are in very good antique condition. There is a tiny firing tear to right hand side of the spout of the jug and one to the outer rim of the bowl, both dating from manufacture. They both have some very minor wear to the enamel and gilding commensurate with age and use. No chips, cracks nor restoration. Please see the images.
This is a great pair of antique items to add to any collection of small antique jugs, creamers, pitchers, bowls or slop basins including English Regency style porcelain or John Rose Coalport items. Both are very suitable for use if so desired.
Plate 866 on page 145 of A Cabinet of British Creamers by Michael Berthoud.
Jug Height 4 5/8 inches ( 11.8 cm)
Length 5 inches ( 12.8 cm)
Width 4 inches ( 10 cm)
Weight 223 grammes unpacked
Bowl Height 3 1/4 inches ( 8.3 cm)
Diameter 6 7/8 inches ( 17.5 cm)
Weight 497 grammes unpacked
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