A spiral shanked antique John Rose Coalport hybrid hard paste porcelain gilded coffee can dating from around 1798 to 1800. This white coffee can has no makers mark but, the shape and distinctive inner spur on the loop handle, the 24 spiral shanks or flutes and the straw coloured transmitted light help to identify it to Coalport. For a similar handle see plate 96 page 16 of a Compendium of British Cups by Michael Berthoud.
The coffee can is decorated in gilded floral pattern and a band around the base and on the handle. George III was the monarch on the throne at the time this coffee can was made in the late eighteenth century.
This cup is 2 3/8 inches (60 mm) in high, and 2 5/8 inches (62 mm) diameter it weighs 92 grammes unpacked. It is in excellent condition throughout.
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 coffee can originated.
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