handles with kinks

Coffee cans with loop handles with kinks were produced by:  Herculaneum, Hicks and Meigh, Rathbone, Ridgway, Spode and unknown!

loop + kink loop + kink loop + 2 kinks loop + 2 kinks loop + 2 kinks loop + kink

handles with one kink

Coffee cans with loop handles with one kink were produced by:  Coalport (definitely Thomas Rose), Factory Z, Herculaneum, Spode and unknown!

Coalport
 A coffee can with loop handle with one kink, no decoration and pointed attachments. It has "strawberry" pattern painted round the outside rim. No marks. Shallow foot recess with obtuse corner. Glaze on base of footrim. ?John Rose. (aj227, h63.1, w66.3, b55.7 (62.6) handle: h15 (20.4), v31.7, w6.8, 5.3, t4.1)  
Coalport
 A coffee can with loop handle with one kink, simple brown decoration and pointed attachments. Pattern 106 on base in red as does Teapot in a known Thomas Rose shape (Plate 968, Berthoud and Maskell, 2006). Pattern 106 is a known Thomas Rose pattern (Edmundson, 2000). Thomas Rose. (a206 and a207, no measurements. The creamy colour is probably not right. The T Rose procelain is usually very white.)
Factory Z
 A coffee can with loop handle with one kink, rounded upper and square lower attachments. Finely crazed glaze. No marks. Shallow foot recess and no glaze on base of rather wide footrim. ?Factory Z. (aj627, h62.5, w63.3, b52.5 (63) handle: h14.9 (19.8), v28.4, w8.8, 6.9, t5)
Herculaneum
 Herculaneum can with a loop handle with one kick on the lower edge and with a small thumbrest. (a126) 
 Herculaneum can with a loop handle with one kick on the lower edge and with a small thumbrest. (a125) Bull  
Spode
 Spode can with a loop handle with one kick on the lower edge with rounded upper attachment and less rounded lower attachment thatcurves out from cup.. White bone china body with grey translucency. Curved inner edge to footrim. (aj610, h63.3, w63.4, b (57.7) handle: h12 (19.3), v28.5, w8.4, 6.8) 
Unknown
 Coffee can with a wide loop handle with one slight kick on the lower edge. White bone china body with good translucency. Silver lustre decoration with row of small lustre dashes across outer side of handle. Similar to Coalport but wider. Unknown.(aj262, h58.1, w70.3, b 54.4(64.1) handle: h16.2 (20.2), v30.6, w8.5, 6.9, t4)   
 Coffee can with a large loop handle with one slight kick on the lower edge. Creamy bone china body with finely crazed glaze. Curves in to footrim at base. Silver lustre decoration with row of lustre dashes across outer side of handle. Unknown (aj322, h63.4, w70.3, b45.7(52.4) handle: h16.2 (20.3), v36.7, w8.1, 6.3, t3.9)   
 Coffee can with a large loop handle with one slight kick on the lower edge. Gray body with poor translucency. Curves in to footrim at base. Simple gilt line decoration. Unknown (aj766, h63.5, w67.53, b44.5(51.8) handle: h17.4 (21.6), v36.3, w8.5, 6.3, t4.3) 
handles with two kinks

Coffee cans with loop handles with two kinks fall into two groups: thicker handles were produced by Hicks and Meigh, Minton, Rathbone and Ridgway, while thinner handles were made by a number of unknown makers!

Hicks and Meigh

Both upper and lower handle attachments rounded.


 A can with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge. Veranda pattern transfer print with gilt rim line and  blue seal mark on base (ht 5.5mm) like figs 17 and 18 in Ironside (1992) suggest Hicks and Meigh. (aj444, h58.8, w64.9, b55.1 (62.2) handle: h17.5 (22), v32.4, k28.5, w7.1, 5.9, t4.3)
Minton

Both upper and lower handle attachments rounded.


 Minton coffee can with a "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge. Creamy bone china body with finely crazed glaze and poor brown translucency. Came with "old oval" style sucrier in same body and pattern but marked on base in red with No 76. This is a known Minton pattern (see Cummings and Berthoud, 1997). (aj674, h63.8, w63.3, b53.4 (61.7) handle: h14.4 (19), v29.8, k27, w8.9, 6.5, t5.3)
Rathbone

Distinctive feature is narrow, pointed lower attachment of handle. Upper attachment rounded.


 A can with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge, with narrow, pointed lower attachment (group1). Cup  marked with blue transfer R under a crown (see right).   In this Broseley pattern the men on the bridge carry a parasol and a crook.  Suggest Rathbone (a074, h59.6, w67.9, b (63.4) handle: h15.7 (20.7), v29.8, k28.4, w6.8, 4.7) 
 A can with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge, with narrow, pointed lower attachment (group 2).  The Broseley pattern here is flipped left to right so the pagoda is next to the handle instead of the bridge. This pattern relates this can to cups with the SJR mark on other pieces (see right). Suggest Rathbone (a076, h57.7, w66.3, b (63.5) handle: h16.9 (20.9), v28.3, k28, w6.7, 5.4, t4.3) 

 A can with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge, with narrow, pointed lower attachment (group 2). Creamy body with finely crazed glaze. Blue line painted on one "knuckles"  on handle. Saucer with painted red 106. Suggest Rathbone. (aj475, h59.7, w69, b56.2 (65.3) handle: h16.4 (20.9), v30.9, k29.1, w6.5, 4.8, t4.4)  

 A can with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge, with narrow, pointed lower attachment (group 2). Translucent white body. Lustre lines painted on "knuckles" of kicks on handle and comparison with fig 26 in Ironside (1999) suggest Rathbone. (aj251, h60.3, w68, b54.3 (63.9) handle: h16.0, v30.1, k29.2, w7, 4.9, t4.5)  

Ridgway

Both upper and lower handle attachments rounded.


A coffee can with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge. Creamy crazed body. Shallow foot recess.  Possibly Ridgway (aj570, h60.2, w66.1, b53.7 (62.7)  handle: h16.5 (21.9), v30.4, 17.6, k29.7, w7, 5.3, t4.5)
A coffee can with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge. Creamy crazed body. Shallow foot recess with gently curved edge. Brick red print with overpainting (? pattern330). Possibly Ridgway (aj506, h68.5, w58.6, b64.9 (65) handle: h16.6 (21.9), v30.6, 18.1, k29.7, w7.4, 4.4, t4.4)
Coffee can with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge.  Fine potting in translucent creamy body, some staining, finely crackled glaze. Shallow foot recess.  Decorated in silver lustre resist with red lines. Row of lustre dots along handle. Possibly Ridgway ? (aj236, h58.2, w64.9, b(60.5), handle: h16.0, v29.9, 17.7, k30, w7.1, 5.2, t4.4)
Unknown
 Narrower loop handle with two  kicks and rounded upper and lower attachments. Finely potted with even wall thickness. 

 Coffee can with a thinner loop handle with two gentle kicks on the lower edge. Top attachment broadly pointed. Bottom attachment rounded. Fine creamy bone china body with crazed glaze and rather yellowish translucency.  Unknown. (aj393 ,h61.8, w65.7, b49.6 (57.6) handle: h15.9 (20.4), v29.2, w6.2, 5.2, t4) 
 A can with a "light" Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge and 12 scallops. Mark (h 7.7mm). (aj248, h63.6, w68.2, b58 (62.8) handle: h16.1, v28.5, k28.3, w6.9, 5.7, t4.1)
Unknown
 Narrower loop handle with one main kick and one barely detectable. Pointed upper and lower attachments. Finely potted with even wall thickness. 

 Coffee can with a thinner loop handle with one main kick and one very small kick on the lower edge. Very fine white bone china body with good translucency. Pink lustre resist with red lines. Unknown. (aj556, h59, w66.1, b52.5 (60) handle: h14.4 (18.7), v27.3, w6.2, 4.5, t4) 
 Coffee can with a thinner loop handle with one main kick and one very small kick on the lower edge. Very fine white bone china body with good translucency. Pink lustre green and red painted decoration. Unknown. (aj035, h57.2, w68.8, b53.3 (61.5) handle: h14.4 (19 .4), v25.5, w6.5, 5.2, t4.5)

References

Cumming, R. and Berthoud, M. (1997) Minton patterns of the first period. Micawber, Bridgenorth.

Edmundson, R. S. (2000) Bicentenary Exhibition of Thomas Rose's Coalport Procelains. Catalogue. IronBridge Gorge Museum Trust

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