The Coalport porcelain manufactory was a market leading pottery throughout the 1800s, it produced a staggering range of porcelain products of all shapes and types.
Seemingly Coalport was named Coalport because of the coal that was transferred from canal boats to river vessels in the Coalbrook Dale area. Very early Coalport porcelain was unmarked, (c1805 and before) and in reality marks were rarely used before 1820.
For many centuries, celadon wares were highly regarded by the Chinese Imperial court, before being replaced in fashion by painted wares, especially the new blue and white porcelain under the Yuan dynasty.
The similarity of the color to jade, traditionally the most highly valued material in China, was a large part of its attraction.
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The practice of depicting characters from history, people from our daily lives, and a veritable Noah’s Ark of animals in miniaturized porcelain began in the West in 1710, when a Dresden alchemist named Johann Friedrich Böttger finally figured out the formula for hard-paste porcelain equal to that produced in Asia.
At the time, Böttger had already established a faience (glazed earthenware) factory in Dresden, so he located his porcelain works in Meissen, just down the Elbe River.
To this day, Meissen remains a major center for the earthy art, while Dresden is best known as the place where Meissen porcelain is decorated, often within an inch of its life.
One of the most popular early subjects of Dresden and Meissen figures was Italian commedia dell'arte, whose colorfully costumed actors were the perfect foils for the meticulous treatment they would receive at the hands of their German decorators.
Celadon is a term for pottery denoting both wares glazed in the jade green celadon color, also known as greenware (the term specialists now tend to use) and a type of transparent glaze, often with small cracks, that was first used on greenware, but later used on other porcelains.