Hamilton Flute cups


Hamilton flute cups are not as common as Bute cups but were made by a number of the main manufactories in the period around 1800.  They are similar to the Bute cup but the sides of the cup are  fluted. 

Known manufacturers of Hamilton flutes are: John Rose Coalport, Thomas Rose Coalport, Derby, Chamberlain Worcester, Grainger Worcester, Miles Mason, Minton, Pinxton (Berthoud, 1990). Hamilton flute shaped teabowls without a handle were made by Derby  (example in Victoria and Albert museum, London), New Hall and John Rose.


Derby
 No handle,  18 flutes. Heavy potting, inside of cup curves down without corners into bottom.  3mm foot recess with bevelled sides. Creamy  body. 

Derby teabowl with 18 flutes. Solid potting, straw translucency. Smooth glaze.  Puce Derby mark, pattern 126 and 16 near inside edge of base.  (aj554, h60.5, w77.1, b35.1 (39.7) )
Derby teabowl with 18 flutes. Solid potting, straw translucency. Slightly pitted glaze.  Puce Derby mark, pattern 127 and 3 on inside of footrim.  (aj508, h60.9, w78.2, b34.5 (39.2) )

Wide, simple loop handle with v-shaped top and bottom attachments. 18 flutes. Even wall thickness.  Creamy white body with straw transparency. Puce mark. A similar shape was also made without a handle (example in Victoria and Albert Museum).

Derby cup with a wide, simple loop handle with v-shaped top and bottom attachments. 18 flutes.   Puce Derby mark, pattern 126on base and 2 on inside of footrim.  (aj554c, h66.7, w79.7, b34.4 (41.4) handle: h14.9 (19.3), v34.7,  w10.7, 6.9, t4.1))
Derby cup with a wide, simple loop handle with v-shaped top and bottom attachments. 18 flutes.   Puce Derby mark, pattern 127.  (a091)
Derby cup with a wide, simple loop handle with v-shaped top and bottom attachments. 18 flutes.  Finely potted in  body with straw transparency. Foot recess  with bevelled edges. Puce Derby mark, pattern 499 and impressed 3.  (aj201, h64.3, w77.4, b35.9 handle: h15.9, v34.6,  w10.6, 6.7, t4.3)
Derby cup with a wide, simple loop handle with v-shaped top and bottom attachments. 18 flutes.  Finely potted in  body with straw transparency. Foot recess  with bevelled edges. Puce Derby mark, pattern 514 and 10 on inside of footrim.  (aj436, h63.1, w77.4, b34.2 (41) handle: h15.9 (19.8), v34.4,  w10.9, 6.9, t4.3)
Derby cup with a wide, simple loop handle with v-shaped top and bottom attachments. 18 flutes.   Puce Derby mark, pattern 189.  (a092)
Derby cup with a wide, simple loop handle with v-shaped top and bottom attachments. 18 flutes.   Puce Derby mark, pattern 588.  (a090)
"Derby" outside decorated
A cup with a simple loop handle with v-shaped top and bottom attachments. 18 flutes.  Finely potted in  body with straw transparency. Foot recess  with curved edges. Puce arrow mark (10.5mm).  Possibly Derby porcelain outside decorated at Torksey/Mansfield. (aj404, h63.5, w75.7, b34.5 (40) handle: h15.9 (21), v38.6,  w8.8, 5.2, t3.9)
 A cup with a simple loop handle with v-shaped top and bottom attachments. 18 flutes.  Finely potted,smaooth glaze.  "A" mark painted in red on base.  Possibly Derby porcelain outside decorated. (m037, h63, w75, b (40) handle:  w10, 7 )  Miller
Pinxton
Ring handle with simple loop handle with rather wide curve, top attachment rounded and smooths into cup, bottom attachment narrow and pointed.  18 flutes.  

 Pinxton cup with simple loop handle.  Sprig painted on inside of bottom. The saucer marked with pattern number 1.  (a072, h56.8, w80.8, b(42) ) Vic Thomas, Portobello Road.
 Pinxton cup with simple loop handle.  Sprig painted on inside of bottom. Smooth glaze, grey transparency. This is pattern 1. (aj494, h59.4, w82.6, b36.8 (42.3) handle: h19.6 (23), v33.9,  w8.4, 4.2, t3.8  ) 
John Rose Coalport, Group 1
 No handle,  18 flutes. Inside of cup curves down without corners into bottom.  Deep foot recess with vertical sides. Bluish  body. 

A cup with no handle.  It has 18 flutes and a very deep (6.9mm) foot recess with vertical sides. Bluish body with one or two bubbles in glaze on base. (aj287, h60.6, w82, b39.1 )

 Wide, simple loop handle (over 9mm at top) with broadly pointed top attachment and sharp V-shaped bottom attachment which is slightly wider than lower part of handle.  18 flutes. Inside of cup curves down without corners into bottom.  Deep foot recess (~5mm or more) with vertical sides. Bluish  body. 

A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed top attachment which narrows and then widens a little before the V-shaped bottom attachment (see right). It has 18 flutes and a very deep (5.5mm) foot recess with vertical sides. Bluish body with bubbles in glaze on base. (aj183, h59.3, w82, b37.5  handle: h17, v36.2,  w10.2, 6.6, t4.6)
John Rose Coalport cup with a simple loop handle with pointed top attachment which narrows and then widens a little near V-shaped bottom attachment.  18 flutes and deep (6.4mm) foot recess with vertical sides. Distinct upwards dimple in centre of inside bottom. Bluish body. From teaset with oval teapot like plate 1054 in Miller and Berthoud (1985). (aj288, h58.6, w84, b38.4 (43.4)  handle: h16.8, v33.8,  w10.1, 6.5, t4.5) 
John Rose Coalport cup with a simple loop handle with pointed top attachment which narrows and then widens a little before the V-shaped bottom attachment (see above right). It has 18 flutes and a very deep (4.8mm) foot recess with vertical sides. Bluish body. Same pattern as cup above.(a044, h58.6, w84, b38.4 (43.4)  handle: h16.8, v33.8,  w9.6, 6.7) 321
John Rose Coalport cup with a simple loop handle.  18 flutes. Same pattern as cup above. (a039, h, w, b handle: h, v,  w, , t)
A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed top attachment which narrows and then widens a little before the V-shaped bottom attachment. It has 18 flutes and a very deep (6.4mm) foot recess with vertical sides. Bluish body with one or two bubbles in glaze on base. (aj137, h57.8, w81.5, b41.5  handle: h17.2, v33.9,  w9.1, 6.4, t4.5)
A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed top attachment which narrows and then widens a little before the V-shaped bottom attachment. It has 18 flutes and a foot recess (6.5mm) with vertical sides. Whitish body with gray transparency. (aj344, h60.6, w82.6, b39.3 (44)  handle: h16.9, v35.3,  w9.3, 6.1, t4.4)
A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed top attachment which narrows and then widens a little before the V-shaped bottom attachment. It has 18 flutes and a foot recess (3.9mm) with vertical sides. Whitish body with gray transparency. (aj240, h60, w84.5, b38.9 (43.3)  handle: h17.2, v37.4,  w9.6, 6.4, t4.1)
A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed top attachment which narrows and then widens a little before the V-shaped bottom attachment. It has 18 flutes and a foot recess (4.1mm) with vertical sides. Whitish body with gray transparency. (aj396, h60.9, w84.2, b39.3 (43.8)  handle: h17 (21.5), v36.6,  w9.9, 6.1, t4.7)
John Rose Coalport, group 2
 Simple loop handle (~8.5mm at top) with pointed attachments.  18 flutes. Inside of cup curves down without corners into bottom which often has a slight upwards dimple.  Whitish body. 

A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed attachments. 18 flutes.  Finely potted in  whitish body. Shallow foot recess  with bevelled edges. Possibly Coalport  (aj186, h61.5, w84.2, b38.6 handle: h17.2, v34.6,  w8.9, 6.0, t3.7)
A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed attachments. 18 flutes.  Finely potted in  whitish body. Foot recess  with near vertical edges. Possibly Coalport  (aj002, h60.2, w83.3, b39.5 handle: h17.7, v34.2,  w8.5, 6.0, t4.1)
A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed attachments. 18 flutes.  Finely potted in  whitish body. Foot recess (3.5mm) with vertical edges. Possibly Coalport  (aj184, h59.3, w81.6, b38 handle: h16.9, v33.4,  w8.1, 6.1, t4.2)
A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed attachments. 18 flutes.  Finely potted in  whitish body. Foot recess (3.9mm) with vertical edges. Possibly Coalport  (aj239, h58.9, w81.9, b36.9 (43.2) handle: h17.7, v34.8,  w8.4, 5.8, t4.2)
Unknown
Simple loop handle with pointed attachments, the bottom one protruding from cup.  18 flutes. Inside of cup curves down without corners into bottom.  Whitish body. 

A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed  attachments and 18 flutes.  Fine potting in  body with straw transparency. Deep foot recess  (5.9mm) with vertical edges. Possibly Thomas Rose as same pattern seen on T Rose teapot marked with pattern 24. (aj244, h60.2, w86, b38.0 (43.3) handle: h16.3, v32.3,  w8.7, 6.7, t4.0)
A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed  attachments and 18 flutes.  Fine potting in  body with straw transparency. Foot recess  with bevelled edges. Possibly Coalport. (aj439, h59.8, w83.5, b37.9 (43.1) handle: h14.1 (18.4), v30.8,  w8.2, 6.1, t4.0)
Unknown
 Simple loop handle with  pointed top and bottom attachments, clearly eye-shaped in section.  18 flutes. Inside of cup curves down without corners into bottom which has slight outwards dimple.  Whiteish  body. 

A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed attachments. 18 flutes.  Finely potted in  whitish body. Shallow foot recess  with bevelled edges. Possibly Coalport but section of handle is eye-shaped.  (aj253, h58.7, w82.9, b37.1 handle: h17.0, v34.1,  w8.4, 6.4, t4.3)
A cup with a simple loop handle with pointed attachments. 18 flutes.  Finely potted in  whitish body. Shallow foot recess  with bevelled edges. Possibly Coalport but section of handle is eye-shaped.  (aj353, h59.4, w82.9, b37.7 handle: h16.9, v33.8,  w8.5, 6.2, t4.0)
Chamberlain Worcester
Large ring handle, flattened in section with shallow triangle where it meets the cup wall.  18 flutes. Even wall thickness.  Bluish body with straw transparency. 

A cup with a large ring handle with pointed lower attachment. 18 flutes.  Finely potted in  bluish body with straw transparency. Foot recess  with bevelled edges. Possibly Chamberlain  Worcester  (aj202, h60.3, w83.4, b38.8 handle: h19.4, v19.2,  w7.2, 4.7, t4.3)
Chamberlain cup with a large ring handle with pointed lower attachment. Damaged and repaired with metal strapping. 18 flutes.  Finely potted in  bluish body with poor transparency. Foot recess  with bevelled edges. Saucer and cup base with puce pattern 343 (2.5mm) which is "Hambleton, blue & gold. G.Rogers." in Chamberlain pattern list.  (aj202, h61.7, w83.7, b38.4 (43.1) handle: h19.6, v19.6,  w7.9)
Grainger Worcester
Large ring handle, flattened in section, with deep triangle where it meets the cup wall and pointed lower attachment.  18 flutes. Even wall thickness with distinct corners at bottom which  may have a very slight upwards dimple.  Bluish body with straw transparency. 

A cup with a large ring handle with pointed lower attachment. 18 flutes and wide base.  Finely potted in  bluish body with straw transparency. Foot recess  with bevelled edges. Possibly Grainger Worcester  (aj194, h57.8, w84.5, b44.2 handle: h17.7, v19.2,  w7.8, 5.4, t3.7)
Miles Mason
Ring handle with thumb rest.  20 flutes. The examples below differ in both their handles and body. 

A cup with a ring handle with a spur. 20 flutes.  Potted in  whitish body. Foot recess with bevelled edges. Inside bottom has slight corners. Probably Miles Mason  (aj031, h61.7, w78.8, b35.5  handle: h13.7, v17.3,  w8.1, 6.9, t4.0)
A cup with a ring handle with a spur. 20 flutes.  Potted in  an opaque body body with stained and finely crazed glaze. Foot recess deep (4.4mm) with vertical edges. Inside bottom has slight corners. Probably Miles Mason pattern 129  (aj203, h63.5, w79.7, b37  handle: h15.1, v19.4,  w9.3, 7.7, t3.4)

References

Berthoud, M (1990) "A Compendium of British Cups", Micawber Publications, Bridgnorth.   Miller, P and Berthoud, M (1985) "An anthology of British Teapots", Micawber Publications, Bridgnorth.

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