Independent from Long Beach, California on January 31, 1960 · Page 83
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 83

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 31, 1960
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ANTIQUES Coalpf t China from England Coalport china with Indian Tree pattern makes up a collection acquired over period of years by Mrs. O. W. Fort of L. B. By Helen L Gillum J»IECES of Coalport china (see pho(o) with the Indian Tree pattern are part of a set belonging to Mrs. O. W. Fort, 2525 E. 2nd St. Mrs. Fort learned to love and appreciate chinaware from the famous old English factory as a little girl many years ago, when her mother owned a number of the octagon-shaped cups and saucers. When she grew up and married, her own children, aware of her love fbr the pretty chinaware, bought, her pieces on special days, such as her birthday, Christmas, and Mother's Day. Knowing how this involved the carefully hoarded savings of the young givers-of-gifts, it endeared the china all the more to her. Since then, Mrs. Fort has acquired addilional Coalport chinaware in the same Indian Tree pattern from various sources. INTERESTING EXAMPLES from her set included in the picture are a huge platter that must have honored many a fat, brown turkey; a quaint gravy boat with a gracefully curved hartlle on each side; an old-fashioned, covered vegetable dish; a relish dish with daintily fluted rim; a teapot, sugar bowl and creamer, and old-time soup plates. Coalport china had its origin in Caughley, England, about--1750 or before, when Squire Edward Brown of Caughley Hall "decided to embark upon a traditional industry of the neighborhood, with clay and coal to hand upon his own estate." Here, upon the River Severn, was established ". . . all those erections and buildings situate standing . . . used as a chinawork and sagger work," to quote from an old document dated Dec. 1, 1789. A single lonely red brick cottage is all that remains today of those original buildings. However, through a succession of owners and several moves, these china works made gorgeous tableware and decorative accessories that rivaled those of Wedgwood, Clews, Wood, and other fa- HOUSE AND GARDEN A N N U A L S A L E SEA GRASS m FIRST QUALITY -- IMPORTED FROM J FORMOSA -- RUG SIZES AND WALL- A TO-WALL M 9' * 12' -- 21.60 M t" SQUARES 27c SO. FT. Hi HOURS: 10 fo 5.-JO; Mon. and Fri. 'til 9 f. M 2196 LAKEWOOD BLVD. GEneva 8 LONG BEACH PARKING IN 0069 REAR mous English potters, as well as those of Sevres and Dresden. JOHN ROSE, one of the early owners, moved the factory to Coalport in 1799; in 1925, the Cpalport factory was moved to its present location at Stoke-on-Trent, where it now operates under the name of Coalport China, Ltd. Its beautiful hand-painted porcelain with exquisite designs and coloring that defy description, is still in great demand in both the United States and Canada. The "Indian Tree," a favorite old pattern, was originated in 1801. It was developed from the "tree of life" theme, as found in an East Indian or Oriental design of Buddhistic significance, popular from the 17th century on. Many of Mrs. Fort's pieces are marked with the crown, with "England" .above and "Coalport" below. This was a new mark adapted about 1889, when the factory was undergoing reorganization. Modern marks vary slightly from this, while the very early marks are even more individual. ·BEDROOMS · FAMILY ROOMS 5 YEARS TO PAY--FREE ESTIMATES The Key to Quality General Contractor! · Licensed · Bonded · Insured Call Day, Nite Sunday HArrison 1-4229 262ID, E. 67th 4563 Hackett Long Beach Lakewood For belter pictures, read Shutlerbug's "Camera Angles"- column every Sunday in Soulhlar.d with the purchase of any HAVEN Nobody But Nobody Builds a Better Pool \ THIS WEEK'S BLUE HAVEN SPECIAL 15'xSO' Kidney Shaped POOL W,TH HEATER 9650 E. Firestone Blvd.. Downey Orange County Phone KE 5-6051 · ·ib -..··: Nc Payment or Interest * THIS OF ,,,, £NOJ ,,,, '23

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