Coalport cup & saucer, flower panels at Baxter’s studio, c. 1810
Coalport bute shape tea cup & saucer, possibly painted in the Baxter studio with panels of flowers within octagonal gilt bordered panels, alternating with stars. Circa 1810
saucer 13.5 cm wide
ref. Godden -Coalport & Coalbrookdale Porcelain- pl 42 for the enlargements of Baxter's 1810 watercolor of the Baxter decorating studio interior. The Bute shape cups can be seen right foreground, while the definitive handle treatment of anthemion .......... in gold can be seen on the fluted cup upside down left foreground. The style of flower painting is typical of Baxter, as is the elegant gold lines and stars, his gold being very prone to wear.