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Coalport China

Founded in 1795, Coalport porcelain was the first porcelain factory in Shropshire, England. Coalport was founded by John Rose, who was then working as an apprentice at a nearby porcelain factory. Porcelain making soon became the most important industry to be brought to the town. When starting out, they produced hard-paste porcelain, which had poor translucency and a dull glaze, but proved to be much more durable than the soft porcelain of the time.

Upon the halt of imports through the East India Company, Coalport produced many imitations of the Chinese wares the market was lacking. This included the Willow and Broseley dragon patterns printed in two blues: cobalt and lavender. The Coalport factory produced a remarkable amount of patterns, with the Japan pattern being one of the most recognizable. In 1820, Rose introduced a leadless glaze which was hailed for its transparency, durability, and lustrous appearance.

In 1926, Coalport production was moved to Staffordshire, the center of porcelain production in Britain. In 1967, the Coalport company became part of the Wedgwood group. Today, the original factory used by Coalport is now a hostel, café, artists' studio, and a shop for arts and crafts.


Quick Facts

  • Coalport specializes in dinner services
  • Coalport's popular Indian Tree pattern is based on Chinese samples . Variants have since been produced by many different British manufacturers
  • Coalport was named after a small settlement on the banks of the Severn river, so named because of the coal transferred from canal to river vessels in this area

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(16) COALPORT 'ATHLONE BLUE' DINNER & SALAD PLATES
Dec 11, 9:00 AM CST
(16) COALPORT 'ATHLONE BLUE' DINNER & SALAD PLATES
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $150- $300
$1001 Bid
Coalport Hand Decorated Roaring Twenties Figure Penny
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Coalport Hand Decorated Roaring Twenties Figure Penny
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £40- £80
£401 Bid
Pair of English century Coalport cabinet plates having hand painted decoration. (1 A/F.)
Dec 11, 12:00 PM AEDT
Pair of English century Coalport cabinet plates having hand painted decoration. (1 A/F.)
by Christian McCann Auctions
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD1600 Bids
Coalport Lady Figures including Lily(boxed), Rosemary(seconds) & Rosalinda (3)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Coalport Lady Figures including Lily(boxed), Rosemary(seconds) & Rosalinda (3)
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £20- £40
£200 Bids
Coalport Guinness Advertising Figure: Elephant and Keeper, with certificate.
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Coalport Guinness Advertising Figure: Elephant and Keeper, with certificate.
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £40- £80
£400 Bids
Coalport Character Figure The Poacher
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Coalport Character Figure The Poacher
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £15- £30
£150 Bids
Coalport Limited Edition Figure of Barn Owl, height on plinth 25cm
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Coalport Limited Edition Figure of Barn Owl, height on plinth 25cm
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £15- £30
£150 Bids
Coalport Lady Figure Helen, Velvet & Jennifer(3)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Coalport Lady Figure Helen, Velvet & Jennifer(3)
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £25- £50
£250 Bids
Two Coalport Parian Dancing Hours Theme figures, height 25cm(2)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Two Coalport Parian Dancing Hours Theme figures, height 25cm(2)
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £40- £80
£400 Bids
Coalport figures Eugenie first night at the Opera, Alexandra at the ball and Louisa at Ascot
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Coalport figures Eugenie first night at the Opera, Alexandra at the ball and Louisa at Ascot
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £50- £100
£500 Bids
Coalport figures Beatrice at the Garden party, Lady Frances on the Grand tour and The boy (3)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Coalport figures Beatrice at the Garden party, Lady Frances on the Grand tour and The boy (3)
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £50- £100
£500 Bids
Coalport lady figures Fair Isobell, limited edition and Josephine
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Coalport lady figures Fair Isobell, limited edition and Josephine
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £15- £30
£150 Bids
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4pc Vintage Coalport Figurines and Snuffer
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
4pc Vintage Coalport Figurines and Snuffer
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
A Coalport jewelled slipper vase, the ce
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
A Coalport jewelled slipper vase, the ce
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£6000 Bids
A Coalport jewelled pin dish, shield for
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
A Coalport jewelled pin dish, shield for
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £200- £300
£1200 Bids
A Coalport jewelled box and cover, spher
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
A Coalport jewelled box and cover, spher
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £1,200- £1,800
£7000 Bids
COALPORT COUNTRYWARE CHINA
Dec 09, 12:00 PM EST
COALPORT COUNTRYWARE CHINA
by Dennis Auction Service
Est: $25- $50
$100 Bids
A Coalport jewelled pin dish, square sec
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
A Coalport jewelled pin dish, square sec
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £200- £300
£1200 Bids
Coalport figures Lily Langtry, Emma Hamilton and Nell Gwen (3)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Coalport figures Lily Langtry, Emma Hamilton and Nell Gwen (3)
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £75- £150
£750 Bids

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