Cans with loop handles

Loop handles can be simple, have a slight kink or dent, or have a thumb rest or inner spur or both.

simple loop simple loop + kink loop + dent

loop + thumb rest

loop + inner spur loop + inner spur

Cans with simple loop handle

Coffee cans with simple loop handles were produced by:  Coalport, Davenport, Derby, New Hall, Wedgwood and unknown makers.

Coalport

Coalport made two handle shapes: simple loop, and loop with a slight kink. The attachments are usually pointed. Distinguishing cans made by Anstice, Horton and Rose (Thomas Rose) and John Rose is not straightforward!


 A coffee can with a simple "loop" handle and 16 flutes. Handle has broadly pointed attchmants. It has "strawberry" pattern painted round inside of rim and 8 painted in pink (~4mm) on base. (see Edmundson, 2000). Shallow foot recess with obtuse corner and glaze on base of foot. ?Thomas Rose. (aj162, h63.9, w69.4, b56 handle: h17.8, v35.7, w9, 6.3, t4.1)
 A coffee can with a simple "loop" handle and 16 flutes. Handle has gilt decoration and broadly pointed attchmants. It has restrained gilt decoration. Shallow foot recess with obtuse corner and glaze on base of foot. ?Thomas Rose. (aj397, h63.4, w69.4, b54 (63.2) handle: h15.8 (20.6), v31.6, w7.8, 5.9, t3.3)  
 A coffee can with a simple "loop" handle and 16 flutes. Handle has gilt decoration and broadly pointed attchmants.Gilt decoration on can is badly rubbed. Shallow foot recess with rounded edge and glaze on base of foot. Markled pattern number 266 in gilt (matching saucer has same number in red.) ?Thomas Rose. (aj665, h64.6, w70.7, b (64.7) handle: h16.8 (21), v35.3, w9, 6.1, t3.9)  
 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)  
 A coffee can with simple loop handle with pointed attachments. No marks. Shallow foot recess with obtuse corner. Some glaze on base of footrim. ?John Rose. (aj024, h58.9, w69.8, b58 (65) handle: h14 (20.2), v32.6, w7.7, 5.4, t4)  
 A coffee can with simple loop handle with pointed attachments. No marks. Shallow foot recess. Some glaze on base of footrim. ?John Rose. (aj632, h61.7, w67.2, b54.3 (61.6) handle: h13.7 (19.5), v32.8, w6.9, 5, t4.2)  
 A coffee can with a simple "loop" handle with broadly pointed top and pointed bottom attachments. 16 flutes. Blueish body with poor grey translucency. Shallow foot recess with obtuse corner. Under glaze blue with gilt. No mark. ?John Rose. (aj605, h61.2, w69.8, b54.1 (62.5)handle: h16.4 (20.3), v32.2, w8.5, 6.1, t3.1)  
Davenport
 A coffee can with simple loop handle with rounded attachments. No marks. Solid potting in white bone china with good translucency. Shallow foot recess with vertical sides. Little glaze on base of footrim. Gilding is very rubbed. ?could this be Davenport. (aj180, h64, w67.3, b55.5 (63.1) handle: h16 (22.5), v39.6, w9, 6.7, t3.9)
Derby
Derby reeded coffee can with a simple,  type 1 wide "loop" handle. Base  marked with crown, crossed batons, D and 411 in puce, and N inside rim.  (aj481, h62.7, w67.3, b56 (64.7) handle: h15.1 (20), v34.1, w9.9, 6.8 t4.3)
Unknown ? Mansfield/Torksey
 A coffee can with a simple "loop" handle with broadly pointed attachments. Handle curves out from can at lower attchment 16 flutes. White body with feintly yellow translucency. Shallow foot recess with shallow obtuse edge. Pale arrow mark. ?Mansfield/Torksey?. (aj375, h64.32, w65.7, b58.9 (65.2)handle: h15.6 (21), v35.4, w9.4, 6.5, t3.4)
New Hall
 New Hall coffee can with simple loop handle with rounded attachments and very smooth inside surface. Neat potting in grey body with poor translucency. Shallow foot recess with vertical sides. Little glaze on base of footrim. No marks but this is pattern 202. Gilding rubbed. (a109/aj642, h59.7, w67.3, b53.9 (62) handle: h14.1 (20.8), v30.8, w8.6, 5.3, t4.3)
 New Hall coffee can with simple loop handle with rounded attachments and very smooth inside surface. Neat potting in grey body with poor translucency. Shallow foot recess. Little glaze on base of footrim. No marks but this is pattern 446. . (aj058, h61.2, w67.2, b54.2 (62.3) handle: h14.3 (19.7), v30, w9.6, 6.2, t5.2)  
 New Hall coffee can with simple loop handle. No marks but this is the "Boy at the window pattern" pattern 425 (see Preller, 2003). (a115)  
 New Hall spirally fluted coffee can with simple loop handle. No marks but this is pattern 471. (a114)  
Wedgwood
Wedgwood coffee can with a simple "loop" handle, eye- shaped in section and with broadly pointed attachments. Bone china body and WEDGWOOD printed  in brick red on the base.  (a106, h64 ) S Millington 
Wedgwood pearlware coffee can with a simple wide "loop" handle. This has a small groove down each side and attachments that smooth into the can surface. Base  has impressed WEDGWOOD mark, black printed 4 and small painted red arrow.  (aj613, h62.9, w64.6, b56.4 (63.8) handle: h20 (23.7), v39.7, w9.6,7.28 t4)
Wedgwood drabware coffee can with a simple "loop" handle and attachments that smooth into the can surface. Pale blue interior. Base has impressed WEDGWOOD mark(aj580, h62.6, w63.4, b50.9 (59.2) handle: h15.9 (19.8), v41.6, w8.3, 6.8 t4.4)  
Unknown
A coffee can with a simple "loop" handle with pointed upper attachment,  larger than most and a bit like a snake's head. Heavier handle than teacups. Fine white bone china. Shallow base recess with vertical sides. (aj384 h60.3, w 64.3, b53.3 (59.4) Handle h13.1 (19.4), v30.7, w8.5, 5.2, t4.8)
Cans with loop handle + dent

Coffee cans with loop handle with dent were produced by:  Pinxton and Chamberlain at Worcester.

Chamberlain
 Chamberlain Worcester tapered coffee can with loop handle with dent and broadly pointed attachments. Solid potting in blueish body with poor translucency. Gilding ribbed round rim and on handle. Foot wiped free of glaze. Gilt pattern number ?246 on base.Is this pattern 276: "Dejeuney, India, Thumb & finger pattern". (aj228, h64.2, w69.1, b43.8 (53.2) handle: h17.6 (21.7), v37.4, w8.6, 7.2 t4.7)

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