Coalport Porcelain Trio Japan Imari Fence Pattern 711 Cups & Saucer c 1815
An antique Regency period English porcelain London or Grecian shaped trio when we purchased it it was attributed to the New Hall Porcelain Company, however subsequently it has been re-attributed to Coalport. This trio which consists of a tea cup, a coffee cup and saucer, dating from around 1815. This item was made in the Regency period when the Prince Regent was on the throne during the reign of George III when he was deemed unit to rule. Each has been nicely hand painted and gilded with an under glaze blue ground and enamelled and gilded in a stylised Japan Imari Fence pattern. Both cups are decorated with the pattern on the inside and outside, and the teacup has a hand painted iron red pattern number 711 on the base.
The pattern has a light blue ground with a "tiled" peach area behind it. After the peach tiled area there is a low fence, behind which there are Japonesque "flowers and shrubs". On the left and right flanks there are "Blue Rocks" the right hand side has a "tree" sprouting from it. Each has a deep cobalt blue underglaze border which is decorated with two gilded wavy bands. There are gilded highlights throughout the pattern.
There are no makers marks other than the pattern number 711. However, they have been attributed to Coalport of Coalport Shropshire, England.
The coffee cup stands 2 1/2 inches high and is 2 7/8 inches in diameter at the rim. The tea cup stands 2 1/4 inches high and is 3 9/16 iinches in diameter at the rim. The saucer is 5 5/8 inches diameter. A total unpacked weight of 315 grammes.
Condition: Good antique condition. Some minor crazing and fritting to the glaze and minor wear to the gilding. The teacup has a crack and some old related restoration. The coffee can has a glaze chip next to the handle on the rim and a short crack nearby.
This is a lovely piece to display on it's own or amongst any collection of antique English Regency period or New Hall Japan Imari porcelain.