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Coalport 'John Rose' Fluted Oval Blue and White Chinese Pattern Teapot, c1800



A fine Coalport 'John Rose' oval fluted teapot, decorated in blue and white with Chinese style scenes, c1800.

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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 teapot originated.

The ovoid body of the teapot is moulded with vertical flutes and is elegantly decorated in blue and white prints of Chinese scenes.


The same charming oriental scene is applied to both sides of the teapot and include temples, pagodas, houses, people, boats and landscapes.


There is an associated oriental style blue and white border pattern applied to the shoulder of the teapot and the rim of the cover, these bounded by gilt lines.


The spout is half reeded to the lower portion and has applied gilding.


The open loop handle has a moulded inward facing spur to the lower portion. It has blue foliate decoration to the back edge which is embellished with gilt decoration.


The finial of the cover is of a faceted moulded form with applied gilt line decoration. The cover has the same blue and white oriental decoration.


 This is a charming Coalport 'John Rose' Fluted Oval Blue and White Chinese Pattern Teapot, c1800

Size and Weight: (values are approximate)

  • 6" (180mm) height of the teapot to the tip of the cover finial.
  • 9" (247mm) length of the teapot from the tip of the spout to the back edge of the handle.
  • 1lb 8oz (674gms) weight of the teapot and cover.


There are no manufacturer's marks on this teapot and cover, but it is from the Coalport factory, c1805.


This charming teapot displays well but there are some imperfections as follows:

Cover finial has a short stress crack to one side

The gilding of the lid is a bit worn.


There is a crack to the body of the teapot running from the rim down to the foot on one side and another stress crack on the other side.

Despite these imperfections it remains a fine example from the famous 'John Rose' Coalport factory.

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