Spectacular Partial Dinner Service, Attributed to Coalport
second quarter 19th century, English, the decoration probably by Thomas Rose, each piece with gadrooned edges, the cobalt-ground borders decorated with rococo gilt-edged flower panels and leafy tendrils, each piece with central panels decorated with flowers, the service including a pair of covered vegetable tureens, h. 8", w. 12", d. 8-1/4", a tureen stand, l. 16", d. 11", a pair of sauce tureens and stands, h. 7", w. 9-1/4", d. 6-1/4", a nest of eight graduated platters, w. 8-1/4" to 15-1/4", l. 11" to 21", thirty-eight dinner plates, dia. 10-1/4", twenty-one soup plates, dia. 10-1/4", and twenty-one luncheon plates, dia. 9".
In overall good estate condition. One gravy boat and four platters (two large and two medium-sized)
have been professionally restored and overglazed. The white surround on three of the platters has
yellowed. The largest example has visible fissure/repair lines to bottom. Of the thirty-eight dinner plates,
eleven have tiny chips to either/or their rims; two have hairline cracks to rims, and another is cracked. Of
the twenty-one luncheon plates, three have tiny chips to their rims, one is lacking ~one-third its foot rim
and four have hairline cracks to their rims. Of the twenty-one soup bowls, three have hairline cracks,
another three have tiny chips to rim. The handle on one vegetable tureen has a few hairline cracks and a
gravy boat stand is chipped. Gilding is largely intact; some pieces have light wear/rubbing to them.