This early 19th C porcelain creamer is richly decorated in a "Japan" pattern. There is even a tiny lion painted into the elaborate design!
This style of cream jug is called the "Old Oval Shape". This particular John Rose, Coalport shape can be found on page 63, plate 375 of Michael Berthoud's "A Cabinet of Creamers". It was made c 1800. It is 4" high, and about 4-3/4" wide.
The creamer is in very good condition. There are no chips, and no crazing. The gilding around the lip and throughout the painted pattern is unworn.
But the handle looks as if it has been re-gilded, and there is wear to the gilding of the handle. There is an in-the making firing crack to the interior of the handle. The piece shows no repairs under black light. The creamer rings nicely when tapped (even on the handle).
The base is unmarked except for an inscribed numeral 6.
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