Loading Spinner

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

Recommended Items at Auction

See all items

A Coalport 'Blue Wheat' dinner service for 12 people
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
A Coalport 'Blue Wheat' dinner service for 12 people
by Lawsons
Est: AUD250- AUD350
AUD3759 Bids
bp parity badge
2X COALPORT DEBUTANTE FIGURES ONE SHARON & THE OTHER AMY MODELLED BY MARTIN EVANS SIGNED TO BASE
Feb 29, 9:00 AM AEST
2X COALPORT DEBUTANTE FIGURES ONE SHARON & THE OTHER AMY MODELLED BY MARTIN EVANS SIGNED TO BASE
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD101 Bid
bp parity badge
3X COALPORT PORCELAIN FIGURES "MOTHER'S DAY" "ANN" "DEBUTANTES NINA"
Feb 29, 9:00 AM AEST
3X COALPORT PORCELAIN FIGURES "MOTHER'S DAY" "ANN" "DEBUTANTES NINA"
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD101 Bid
Coalport countryware white porcelain ceramics
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
Coalport countryware white porcelain ceramics
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD101 Bid
Set of ten Coalport Batwing demi-tasse coffee cups (Victorian 1890) with a spare saucer
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
Set of ten Coalport Batwing demi-tasse coffee cups (Victorian 1890) with a spare saucer
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD101 Bid
PAIR COALPORT PORCELAIN MINIATURE FOOTED VASES
Mar 10, 10:00 AM PST
PAIR COALPORT PORCELAIN MINIATURE FOOTED VASES
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $250- $300
$2000 Bids
20 Piece Lot Of English Coalport Porcelain Dinnerware
Feb 24, 12:00 PM EST
20 Piece Lot Of English Coalport Porcelain Dinnerware
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $400- $600
$500 Bids
Enormous Lot of Assorted Fine Porcelain
Mar 05, 12:00 PM EST
Enormous Lot of Assorted Fine Porcelain
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $50- $100
$300 Bids
COALPORT, BONE CHINA Service "Geneva"
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
COALPORT, BONE CHINA Service "Geneva"
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €40- €80
€100 Bids
A quantity of assorted Coalport cabinet / collectors items to include a min
Feb 25, 9:00 AM GMT
A quantity of assorted Coalport cabinet / collectors items to include a min
by Claydon Auctioneers
Est: £120- £180
£1200 Bids
An 18th century Coalport soft paste botanical part dessert service
Mar 07, 10:00 AM GMT
An 18th century Coalport soft paste botanical part dessert service
by Martel Maides
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£1,2000 Bids
Late 19th early 20th century Coalport apple green vase and cover. 23cm high
Feb 27, 10:00 AM GMT
Late 19th early 20th century Coalport apple green vase and cover. 23cm high
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £100- £150
£900 Bids
Late 19th early 20th century Coalport green ground vase and cover with lion handles. 25cm high
Feb 27, 10:00 AM GMT
Late 19th early 20th century Coalport green ground vase and cover with lion handles. 25cm high
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £200- £300
£1800 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Coalport China


Potteries Auctions

Potteries Auctions

Hannam's Auctioneers

Hannam's Auctioneers

Lawsons

Lawsons

Albion Antique Auction Centre

Albion Antique Auction Centre