This is a very stunning and highly collectable teacup and saucer made by Coalport during the High Regency period in the early 1820s. This set was decorated with stunning hand painted flowers by the famous Welsh painter David Evans.

 

This set is in beautiful display condition but has some minor damage, and therefore is sold As Found (A/F).

 

Coalport was one of the leading potters in 19th and 20th Century, coming out with many innovative designs. The pottery emerged around the year 1800 in Shropshire, right on the edge of Staffordshire and near other great makers such as Spode, Minton, Davenport and many others. They went on to become a major potter in the 19th Century and brought out many iconic designs.

 

David Evans was one of the great painters at the Welsh Swansea pottery, and when this went into demise in the early 1820s he was enticed by the Coalport factory to be in charge of their flower decorations, not only painting beautiful items like this tea set, but also training a generation of young painters in the superbly executed and freely painted Welsh art of flower painting. He only stayed at Coalport for a few years (between 1823 and 1827) and then moved on to Grainger in Worcester, where he spent the rest of his working life.

 

Another noteworthy thing about this set is the beautiful moulding, which is called the "hockey stick moulding". 

 

A picture of this shape and pattern can be found in Michael Messenger's book "Coalport 1895-1926" in plate 131, page 177.

 

CONDITION REPORT The set is in good antique condition, except two issues: an old hairline coming off the rim of the cup, and a hairline in the saucer, both of which are documented in the pictures. Other than this, the set has very little wear, no other damage or repairs, and no crazing. 

 

The items are unmarked, as was often the case with items of this period, but we know that this is pattern 2/61.

 

Please note that all items in my shop are of vintage or antique condition. They have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear. I will reflect any damage, repairs or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks and stains can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account.

 

There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.e. a nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can see with the eye; a hairline runs over the surface glazing but not the body of the item and a crack runs through the body of the item, usually weakening its structure. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures!

 

DIMENSIONS (diameters): teacup 9cm (3.5"), saucer 14.2cm (5 6/8").

 

SHIPPING I ship worldwide from the UK, mostly by Royal Mail 2nd Class for the UK and International Tracked and Signed for the rest of the world. I am happy to combine shipping charges on multiple items - please contact me to discuss. In principle I do not make a profit on shipping although for simplicity's sake I charge flat shipping fees. If the fee charged greatly exceeds the actual cost I will gladly refund you the difference - at the same time if it is slightly lower I will gladly make up the difference. In some countries shipping will end up significantly more than the expected fees and I will contact you to discuss our options. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING SHIPPING COSTS AND OPTIONS.

Coalport teacup painted by David Evans, ca 1825

SKU: A-COA22
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