Skinner is proud to present a fine private collection of sixty lots of jeweled Coalport as part of our European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction on July 19, 2015.
at Coalport, served by the Coalport Canal, which had been completed in 1792.
In 1820 Rose received the gold medal of the Society of Arts for his feldspar porcelain and an improved, lead-free glaze, with which the enamel colours fused in firing.
Favourite patterns were the "worm sprig" and the "Tournai sprig" introduced by Billingsley at Pinxton, the Dresden-inspired "Berlin china edge", and the blue transfer willow pattern and blue dragon pattern.
During the 1830s the factory initiated the practice of applying a light transfer printed blue outline, to guide the painters.
century the Coalport manufacturers added yet another specialization to their repertoire of hand decorated porcelains.
A technique called “Jeweling”, whereby small beads of colored enamel were applied most often to a gold ground, possibly first developed and introduced by Worcester porcelain manufacturer in the mid 1860’s.
Turquoise seemed to be a prevalent color of this jeweling, meticulously and uniformly decorating tea wares, useful wares and ornamental wares, often accompanied by a rich raised gold decoration were produced for sale in Britain and abroad.Examples seen at auction include covered vases and boxes, tea cups and saucers and other decorative accessories.Select examples are ornamented with hand painted cartouches, some simulating gems such as moonstones and opals bordered with rubies and emeralds, and others with portraits.Certainly specimens that included both jeweling and gems appeared at a higher price point than those pieces with either jeweling gems, and pieces featuring minimal jeweling offered at a more conservative price at the other end of that spectrum.In an effort to maximize the success and keep up with the demand of this jeweled porcelain, at the expense of accomplished artisans, Coalport streamlined the process of jeweling circa 1896, implementing new techniques allowing for accurate and far less expensive application of these enameled jewels by far more inexperienced decorators.This extremely intricate and delicate porcelain has been highly sought after by collectors for generations, both nationally and internationally.