Coalport China's history dates to 1750 with a man named Squire Edward Brown. Brown founded Caughley China to manufacture dinnerware with the coal and clay found on his property. After his death in 1753, his nephew took the reins of Caughley China and found a business partner in Thomas Turner in 1772. Turner was a talented engraver who brought a number of French artists to work at Caughley alongside the English staff. In 1793, one of the company's apprentices decided to leave to pursue his own porcelain company. His name was John Rose.

A canal was formed in Shropshire, England, drawing businesses to set up on either side of the bank. From the late 18th century to the early 20th, Coalport (as it was named because of the coal that was transferred from canal boats to river vessels in the area.) was a significant hub for porcelain and pottery artists and manufacturing. In 1795, John Rose established the first porcelain factory in the Ironbridge Gorge. Rose's factory was so successful that he bought Caughley China from Thomas Turner in 1799, helping the company expand. Under the proprietorship of John Rose, the company became a market leader, producing a wide range of porcelain ware.

After John Rose died in 1841, businessman William Pugh took over and managed the company until his death in 1875, after which the company was put in receivership by his heirs. It was purchased in 1881 by engineer Peter Bruff who allowed his son Charles Bruff to manage it starting in 1889 to pump new life into the troubled porcelain business. It was under Charles' management that the company boomed with success once more and was able to export to the United States and Canada. Due to later financial difficulties, however, it was taken over by the Cauldon Potteries, Ltd., of Shelton, Staffordshire, in 1925. It also moved production there, as Staffordshire acted as the center of the ceramics industry in Britain. In 1967, Coalport China became part of the Wedgwood Group. Today, Coalport continues to produce new patterns and uphold brand reputation as a premier English porcelain company.

At Classic Replacements, we offer a number of Coalport replacement china patterns that you'll love. In dinner plates, full sets, cups, bowls, jars, teapots, and more, you will find the perfect discontinued Coalport China patterns for your personal collection or as a gift for a loved one. If you have other questions about our selection of replacement Coalport China, please call us at (845) 357-0160 to speak with our knowledgeable sales staff.

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