Chinacupboard: What's New


    November  2013
  • At last photos of a definitive Thomas Rose Coalport coffee can which came in a teaset with a typical bridge-spouted teapot. Both the can and the teapot have 106 on the base which Roger Edmundson has documented as this Thomas Rose pattern.
    February  2012
  • At last an example of the rare but distinctive bute cup shape with a unique ring handle made by A and E Keeling and illustrated in Jean Barratt's 2009 book "A & E Keeling Formerly Factory X".
    January  2010
  • Another group of teawares made by an unknown maker and with distinctive bute cups and teapots is defined: "The one kink cup handle group" .
    January  2009
  • A group of teawares made by an unknown maker and with distinctive bute cups and teapots is defined: "The snake cup handle group" This group relates to Michael Berthoud's "Mystery Prow" group.
    June  2008
  • Yellow shell pattern: a few new pieces have been added including an unusual Machin octagonal teapot decorated with what looks like Rathbones pink version of the Yellow Shell pattern .
    October  2007
  • Teasets: a new page has been added with examples of the pieces in New Oval Machin teasets. The piece shown is a teapot, pattern 208
    April  2007
  • Teasets: a new page has been added with examples of all the pieces in New Oval Minton teasets. The piece shown here is a simple sucrier without cover.
    March  2006
  • The Minton page has been revised with examples of rarer handle shapes. There is now a wonderfully illustrated website on first period Minton (www.cummingmintoncollection.org)
  • The Herculaneum page has been updated following the publication of "The Herculaneum Pottery" by Peter Hyland (2005)
    December  2005
  • A new page has been added with examples of all the pieces in New Oval teasets made by Rathbone . The teabowl at right is a typical later example with protruding rounded footrim. New book just published on "Rathbone China manufacturers" by Ian Harvey (2005).
    October  2005
  • Two new pages have been added with examples of all the pieces in New Oval teasets made by Hicks and Meigh and Ridgway
  • Links to an article about Rathbone New Oval teapots and creamers (see right) have been added to the Rathbone page..  
    January  2005
  • The Coffee can.  guide has been expanded with more examples.
  • More information is given on the Caughley and Chamberlain pages.  
    December  2004
  • The main new addition is a brief and incomplete guide to the most common shapes of Coffee cans.  The example shown at the right is a Miles Mason can.
    October  2004
  • Many new cups as usual, for example on the Rathbone page. 
  • A new page about the "Pattern Book Factory" has been added and an example is shown at the right.
  • Another new page shows early bute-shaped cups from the Worcester factory.
    March  2004
  • Lots of new cups sprinkled about. 
  • Plenty of new mysteries, for example the one at the right with an imitation Bristol handle!
  • Much time has been spent since last summer moving the site, first because my previous host sold out and then to the present host. 
    July 2003
  • Breakfast cups are grouped in a page of their own
  • Bristol a very early cup from the 1770s without a footrim (see right). Is this the precursor of the "Bute" shaped cup? 
  • Caughley a number of new examples added. 
  • Turner an example of this early maker has been added. 
    March 2003
  • Yellow Shell the page about the "Yellow Shell" pattern has been revised and the elements of the pattern defined.
  • Derby some beautiful new examples added.
  • Hamilton flute guide has had more examples added.
    January 2003
  • Derby page revised and an early breakfast cup added.
  • Rathbone page revised with more examples and definition of two handle types.
  • Coalport cup with smaller French or square handle added.
    December 2002
  • More cups, for example a porcelain Davenport bute cup.
  • Pages in the Bute cup guide  shortened to speed up loading.
  • Cups with handles with a single kick including "Spode-type" handles reorganized and some further unknown types declared.
  • Some comments on the way that cups are "identified" added to the Notes page.
  • A page of pottery bute cups  added.
  • This "What's New" page  added.
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