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This is a porcelain coffee can or cup by Machin with a very good Chinoiserie pattern and dating to very early in the 19th century, late Georgian period. This coffee can has nominally parallel sides with a slender ring handle. It is thinly potted with a translucent body.


It is well decorated with a printed Chinoiserie pattern which has then been hand painted overglaze in different enamel colours with iron red scrolls round the cartouche and a pink scale ground. The pattern is called "The Proposal" which is Machin's pattern 140. This coffee can is shown in Plate 232, page 39 of Michael Berthoud's excellent book called " A Compendium of British Cups" published by Micawber. The coffee can is unmarked to the base.


Overall, a beautiful example of an English Coffee Can from the Georgian period.

  • Dimensions: 

    Height: 2.4 in (6.1 cm)Width: 3.4 in (8.64 cm)Depth: 2.62 in (6.66 cm)

  • Condition: 

    Very good antique condition. NO Damage, NO Restoration.

Early Machin Porcelain Coffee Can in The Proposal Chinoiserie ptn, circa 1810

SKU: P 2220
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