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!