Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Coalport China

This photo of the 1820 Billingsley Rose Tea Service is from an old Victorina Homes Magazine. The antique set of demitasse cups and saucers below was given to me years ago for my anniversary by my husband.
English Coalport China was the choice of Queen Victoria herself. In 1841, she commissioned Coalport to design a dessert service which was presented to Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.
Located on the banks of the river severn in the town of Coalport, this was John Rose's company. He is credited with it's development beginning in l780. Through a series of moves and purchases John operated Coalport until 1841 at his death. Since then it has changed ownership numerous times and in 1967 became the Wedgewood Group.

Late note:  I ended up selling these at my shop!

5 comments:

Lady Donna & Miss Spenser said...

Wow...what a beautiful set. Your husband has great taste!

Donna

Duchess of Tea said...

Absolutely stunning, what a nice hubby your have, the demis are divine.
Duchess xx

parTea lady said...

Your demitasse cups and saucers are lovely. Thank you for the interesting facts about Coalport china.

lady jicky said...

I love English china. Yours is divine.

Storybook Woods said...

What a beautiful set !!! Clarice