"Coalportish"  Bute cups


Coalportish  is the name I have given to an unidentified maker of teawares in the early 1800s.  It's wares are not often found but the distinctive bute cups shape can be associated with a style of New Oval teapot.


"Coalportish" bute cups
Small  rather thick loop handle with a very slight  kick. Attachments rounded at top and pointed  at bottom. Cup with narrow base. Even wall thickness and fairly flat bottom inside makes these cups unlike Coalport even though the handle is a bit like the Coalport can handle.

A cup with a small "loop" handle with a weak kick. Rounded top and pointed lower attachment. Fine potting in whitish body with  walls getting thick towards rounded base inside. Glaze-free foot rim.  Unknown(aj150, h58.5, w83.1, b36.6 (41.1), handle: v27.6, h12.4 (18), w8.7, 5.6, t5.4)
A cup with a small "loop" handle with a weak kick. Rounded  top and pointed lower attachment. Fine potting in whitish body with  even wall thickness and flat bottom inside. Glaze-free foot rim.  Unknown(aj670, h58.5, w82.5, b31.1 (36.8), handle: v30, h14 (18.4), w9.4, 5.6, t4.9)  
A cup with a small "loop" handle with a weak kick. Rounded  top and pointed lower attachment. Fine potting in whitish body with  even wall thickness and flat bottom inside. Glaze-free foot rim.  Unknown(aj753, h59.5, w83.4, b32.3 (37.3), handle: v28.2, h14.3 (18.5), w9, 5.9, t4.5)
A cup with a small "loop" handle with a weak kick. Rounded  top and pointed lower attachment. Fine potting in whitish body with  even wall thickness and flat bottom inside. Glaze-free foot rim.  Unknown(aj584, h58.2, w82.5, b34.3 (38.6), handle: v25.7, h12.2 (17), w8.4, 5.5, t4.8)
A cup with a small "loop" handle with a weak kick. Rounded  top and pointed lower attachment. Fine potting in whitish body with  even wall thickness and flat bottom inside. Glaze-free foot rim.  Unknown(aj717, h57.4, w83.2, b34.5 (40.3), handle: v29, h15.3 (19.2), w7.9, 6, t4.9)
A cup with a small "loop" handle with a weak kick. Rounded  top and pointed lower attachment. Fine potting in whitish body with  even wall thickness and flat bottom inside. Glaze-free foot rim and finely crazed, creamy glaze.  Unknown(aj715, h59.1, w83.6, b33 (38.3), handle: v25.4, h12.5 (17.2), w8.6, 5.6, t5.6)  
A cup with a small "loop" handle with a weak kick. Rounded  top and pointed lower attachment. Fine potting in whitish body with  even wall thickness and flat bottom inside. Glaze-free foot rim and finely crazed glaze.  Unknown(aj332, h59.2, w83.5, b33.9 (39.1),handle: v26.4, h13 (17.4), w8.5, 5.9, t4.8)
A coffee can with a small "loop" handle with a weak kick. Rounded  top and pointed lower attachment. Fine potting in whitish body with  glaze-free foot rim and finely crazed glaze.  Unknown(aj091, h59.4, w63.2, b(60.6), handle: v26.4, h12.8 (18.2), w8.1, 5.2, t4.7)

References: Berthoud, M and Maskell, R (2006) "A Directory of British Teapots", Micawber Publications, Bridgnorth. Miller, P and Berthoud, M (1985) "An anthology of British Teapots", Micawber Publications, Bridgnorth.
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