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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

1.14.2008

Unusual Coalport




Recently Antiques Roadshow featured an appraisal of a boldly colored, circa 1810 Coalport dessert set. At first glance, the porcelain appeared to be Chinese export, but expert David Lackey interpreted the design to be English (although inspired by the well-known Chinese tobacco leaf pattern) and most likely Coalport.

Lackey felt the set might have been custom made because he'd never seen the exact pattern before. He also described the decoration as spectacular. I was struck by how modern the porcelain looks. (Again, that often seems to be the case with Asian-inspired design.) I've shown close-ups, but to see the entire set and appraisal, click here.


Mottahedeh's circa 1780 pattern, "Tobacco Leaf," described by Domino as a maximalist standout.

6 comments:

Katherine said...

Mottahedeh's Tobacco Leaf pattern is wonderful! My favorite Asian inspired porcelain is Herend's "Queen Victoria," originally introduced in 1851, after the young Queen bought some pieces at the First World Fair. I like pairing the Queen Victoria salad plates with simple, gold-rimmed, white dinner plates, pressed linen napkins, and
little arrangements of plump peonies!

Style Court said...

Sounds beautiful Katherine!

The Peak of Chic said...

Tobacco Leaf has always been a favorite of mine (although, I unfortunately don't own anyof it!)

Kate said...

The last plate is wonderful...so much to look at on one little plate!

designdna said...

that roadshow piece is really gorgeous. you do such a nice job with your blog. very organized with comparative posts. i enjoyed my visit!

Style Court said...

thanks design dna :)