Pinxton


 Bute and Hamilton flute cups were made by the Pinxton factory over the short period of its operation from 1796 to 1813. This company was founded by John Coke and William Billingsley who had previously worked at the Derby Porcelain factory. Billingsley left the firm in 1799. The Pinxton products are described in Gent (1996) and a brief history of the factory can be found on his website: http://www.pinxtonporcelain.com/introduction.htm. Cups are often unmarked. The handles are usually simple loops with rounded top attachment and typically protrude a long way from the side of the cup.  

Simple Loop handles with rounded top attachment

Bute cups
Generous, simple loop handle, with sharper vertical curve than most others, and rounded upper attachment.

Pinxton cup with a generous simple "loop" handle with rounded attachments. Possibly Pinxton. (a045, h58.2, w80.9, b37.0 (41.9) handle: h18.8, v34.1, w8.7, 4.9) 383
Pinxton spirally fluted cup with a generous simple "loop" handle with rounded attachments. Possibly Pinxton. (m025, h51, w78, b (40) )  Miller
Hamilton flutes
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  ) 

Gent, N. D. (1996) "THE SHAPES AND PATTERNS OF THE PINXTON CHINA FACTORY 1796 1813" Gent, Pinxton, UK
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