This is an early 19th century porcelain coffee can or cup that we attribute to Machin and Baggaley (or Machin & Co.) of Burslem, Staffordshire, England.
Early Machin porcelain pieces tend to be rare.
This coffee can is nominally straight sided and has a good ring handle with a long pointed lower support. It is beautifully hand decorated with a striking floral design having large pink flowers and leaves all set against a rich cobalt blue ground. There is much hand gilding which is finely carried out to the pattern all between two thick gold lines, one at the rim and further gilding to the outer handle.
A very similar coffee can is illustrated in Michael Berthoud's " An Anthology of British Cups", Plate 310 , Page 52, published by Micawber.
The can is marked to the base with the pattern number 262, painted in brick red.
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SKU: P 850
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