The village of Coalport was founded in the late 18th century around a canal hub used for transporting coal. It was home of the Coalport China works from 1796 to 1926 and since 1976 has housed the Coalport China Museum at the site of the original factory.

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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.

SET OF 10 LOVELY ELEVEN INCH DINING PLATES FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA WITH A FLORAL DESIGN IN THE CENTER AND A GOLD MOTIFF ON THE WIDE BORDER.

THE FLORAL DESIGN VARIES SLIGHTLY FROM PLATE TO PLATE - ALL WITH THE SAME COLORS.

THE COLORS ARE FABULOUS - SO VIVID - AND MIX WELL WITH MASONS, AND OTHER ENGLISH PORCELAINS, AS WELL AS, CANTON AND IMARI. COALPORT IS ONE OF THE FINEST ENGLISH FACTORIES; PIECES MARKED "COALPORT" ARE GREATLY TREASURED!

THESE GINGER JARS WOULD BE BEAUTIFUL ON YOUR MANTLE.Founded in 1795, Coalport porcelain was the first porcelain factory in Shropshire, England.Coalport was founded by John Rose, who was then working as an apprentice at a nearby porcelain factory.On his death in 1753 his nephew, Ambrose Gallimore, continued the business and was joined in 1772 by Thomas Turner, an eminent engraver and apprentice of Robert Hancock at the Worcester factory of Dr. Operating under the name Caughley China, Gallimore achieved much success, producing the opaque stone china that Browne had begun.The introduction of Turner, however, was arguably the most significant event in the history of the firm.ONE BOWL GOES A LONG WAY IN ESTABLISHING YOUR COLOR PALETTE.