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Coalport Tobacco Leaf Tureen and Undertray

Coalport Tobacco Leaf Tureen and Undertray


Coalport porcelain tureen and undertray, circa 1810.



Tureen: approximately 7” x 3¾” x 5¾ (including handles and knop).
Undertray: approximately 8½” x 6½”.



Both the tureen and undertray are decorated with hibiscus flowers and large leaves typical of Chinese export porcelain tobacco leaf designs.


In addition to these traditional elements, there are pink and dark blue and gold secondary flowers.


These secondary flowers are more prominent on one side of the tureen, while the more traditional Hibiscus and large leaves decorate the other.


According to Pierre Debomy in “Tobacco Leaf and Pseudo” at page 126, this design was based on a Chinese export porcelain tobacco leaf pattern circa 1775. An example of a Coalport tureen and undertray like this one is illustrated there at p. 271.


Examples of Coalport tureens in this shape can be found in Godden, “Coalport and Coalbrooke Porcelains” at p. 169 and Messenger “Coalport 1795 – 1926” at page 141.


Condition: Minor wear to gilding and enamels; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.

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