SOLD English Coalport Dessert Service, Union Shape, Painted with Bird's Nests
English Coalport Regency Period dessert service, of “Union” shape, the delicate blue-lavender ground within gadrooned gold rims, with two handles to each plate, comprising twelve dessert plates, two diamond-shaped dishes, two square cushion-shaped dishes, a sauce-tureen and cover with a delicate rose to the center of the cover. Each of the dishes is painted with a remarkable bouquet within a grassy-ground, centering a bird’s nest. A similar service is illustrated in Geoffrey Godden, Coalport and Coalbrookdale Porcelain (1970), plates 138 and 139. The service is called “Union” because the molded edges each contain thistles, roses and shamrocks, symbolizing the uniting of Ireland, Scotland and England in the single country of Great Britain. (The saucer tureen with a small chip and crack, minor wear to gilding; a few plates with light crazing).