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A John Rose Coalport porcelain milk and cream jugs, circa. 1820s, with hand painted sprays of flowers within gilt scroll panels, cobalt blue ground, decorated with gilt vines and tendrils. The helmet shaped milk jug and London shaped Creamer jug both give a pleasing contrast of spouts but uniting of traditions. Please note these two items are not a matching pair, but a well suited as a couple.

‘The Coalport Story’
Coalport was one of the pioneers of English china production alongside other great potters such as Spode, Davenport, Minton, Ridgway and others. They created very high quality tea and dinnerware. There were two brothers: John and Thomas Rose, each setting up their own pottery at opposite sides of the canal in the 1790s. Ultimately it was the elder brother John Rose who became famous with his Coalport pottery, while Thomas ended up selling his and working for other potters. Thomas Rose, although sharing many designs with his brother, had his own distinct style and this is a beautiful example of some of the decorative and often quite modern-looking designs his factory made. Thomas Rose was also an early adopter of the Japanese Imari style, which you can see especially on the Creamer.


Condition is excellent overall on the jugs with no cracks, chips, hairlines or obvious fritting on both items. The rim on the milk jug has some very slight fritting along the left pouring edge and they have been lightly touched in by a former keeper. Gilt is good all round with only some slight rubbing on the milk jug handle.

Please see the images as they form part of the description and condition.

A beautiful companion pair of Coalport’s finest porcelain.


Material: Porcelain

- Milk Jug approx: 10cm height x 9cm width x 12cm length

- Creamer approx. 12cm height x 7.5cm width x 15ch length
Era: Regency
Stamps: No makers marks. 2/283 on milk jug end

Please note. Additional items in the images are for display purposes only. This includes vintage jewellery boxes.

John Rose Coalport porcelain milk and cream jugs, circa. 1820’s