Early 19th century Collection Coalport and Derby Hand Painted English Porcelain Rouge or Cosmetic Pots Circa 1825
This is a most gorgeous collection of the finest English porcelain; we could not bear to separate them. These tiny porcelain treasures have survived since the 1820's period. Their original use was to adorn a lady's dressing table for each one would contain a cosmetic such as rouge for the cheeks and lips, wax for the eyebrows or cream for the complexion. Each pot is beautifully hand painted with floral botanical sprays. One of the tiniest of the four has the makers back stamp of Derby porcelain (Robert Bloor period). The other two small pots most likely by Coalport. The slightly larger by an not known porcelain producer. The floral arrangement to the lid tops are so appealing. we particularly like the tall Derby pot and the buttery double gilt border of the smallest Coalport pot.
Smallest Derby Pot 1 2/8" (3.2 cm) height 7/8" (2.5 cm) Coalport Pot 1 3/8" (3.4cm) diameter, height 7/8" (2.5 cm) Coalport Pot 1 5/8" (4.3 cm) diameter, height 1 1/8" (2.7 cm) Largest pot diameter 2 1/8" (5.3 cm), height 1 3/8" (3.8 cm)
Condition is very good . The only points to mention is that the Derby pot has historic staining to the interior body and lid from its original contents!! A very small surface flake missing to the interior lid of the smallest Coalport pot. An equally teeny, pin prick sized nibble to the interior edge of the largest lid.
A rare little harlequin set, they are truly delicious. One has to wonder who once owned them and what concoctions they once held.
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