Antique English Porcelain Shell Shaped Church Gresley Made Circa 1810


From the Private Collection of Mario Buatta
Mario loved beautiful combinations of colors. The colors on this English Church Gresley pattern dish are exquisite. Hand-painted by Coalport this shell-shaped dish  The gold gives the design a luxurious touch. This Regency period Coalport dish was hand-painted in the remarkable Church Gresley pattern decorated with yellow ground hexagons, pink roses, green leaves, and exceptional gilding, all surrounding a central roundel painted with a beautiful bouquet of flowers painted in orange, white, purple, yellow and pink.

Initially, when we purchased Mario’s collection, I kept this fabulous dish for my own collection. But now I’ve decided to pass it along to the next owner.

Dimensions: 7.5″ x 7.5″ x 1.5″ tall

Condition: Excellent

Out of stock

Background of Coalport Porcelain

The Coalport porcelain manufactory was founded by John Rose in 1795. Rose had trained at the Caughley Porcelain manufactory in Shropshire and had been making his own pottery nearby at Jackfield circa 1780. His rapid success enabled him to buy the Caughley manufactory in 1799, the Nantgarw Porcelain manufactory in 1819, and the Swansea Porcelain manufactory, with their repertory of molds. As the chief painter, he employed the talented William Billingsley, formerly at Nantgarw, and Billingsley’s chemist, Walker, who initiated at Coalport a maroon glaze and brought the Nantgarw technical recipes to Coalport.

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