The 'Indian Tree' - one of the most famous of the early Coalport patterns - first produced in 1801. Here we have the straight sided Demitasse with Smooth edges, the Floral Tree, Green Trim. The Indian Tree Pattern has been copied by many different companies.
Hallmarked Printed crown mark c 1881 to 1939 + England added 1891 and Made in England from 1920 In 1967 Coalport became part of the Wedgwood Group.
2 3/8 inch (5.9 cm) cup height
2 1/8 inch (5.4 cm) cup diameter
2 15/16 inch (7.4 cm) cup width including handle
9/16 inch (1.45 cm) saucer height
4 9/16 inch (11.5 cm) saucer diameter
Approximate Width: 2 1/8" (5.4 cm) cup diameter
Approximate Height: 2 3/8" (5.9 cm)
Condition: Good Vintage condition. might have light wear.
Oh what is a demitasse?
The Demitasse (pronounced-"de?m-i-tas"), originated in France in the 1800's. Demitasse means "half-cup", due to it typically being half the size of a full coffee cup. The purpose of the smaller half cup is for drinking stronger coffee's such as espresso, cappuccino & Turkish coffee, typically served after dinner. The Demitasse cup & saucer is the next size in the cup & saucer family (middle in the picture, also referred to as a "Demi cup" or "Child's size" cup & saucer). Today's average cup measures approximately 2-2 1/2" tall & the saucer measures approximately 4- 4 1/2" in diameter.
Indian Tree Flat Smooth Edge Demitasse Cup and Saucer Multicolor pattern by Coalport China Straight Older circa 1881-1939