This colorful early 19th century porcelain coffee can (or cup) was exuberantly hand painted in the "Japan" style. It was made between 1806 and 1825 in London by Derby at their Nottingham Road factory. It is 2-1/2" high. The handle form is called "wishbone" or "Dresden".
It is in good condition. There is wear to the gilding, both on the lip and on the body. There are no chips, no visible cracks, no crazing, and no repairs. However, this can does not "ring" as it should when it is tapped. This means there is an "invisible" crack, or some other fault in the porcelain body. The can displays well. Note: I have another matching can for sale which is in excellent condition.
The can is marked on the underside with a red crown, crossed batons a "D" all hand painted in red.
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