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Caughley Rare Spoon tray, Blue & White 'Pagoda' Pattern Decoration, Elongated Hexagonal Shape, faint 'S' Mark, c1785

(p1096)

A rare and charming Caughley spoon tray, made at the famous Caughley factory c1785. This delightful spoon tray is beautifully shaped. It has vertically moulded sides to its rim and is of an elongated hexagonal shape. It is beautifully decorated with the blue and white 'Pagoda' pattern.

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An important part of the eighteenth century tea equipage and tea ceremony, such spoon trays were used to rest the teaspoons on during tea. Only one such spoon tray would be in a complete teaset, so they are quite rare.

This beautiful oriental design shows a pagoda in a charming landscape with houses trees, boat and a bridge with two figures crossing it.

This very pretty spoon tray is beautifully decorated with a blue and white print of an oriental landscape, which includes a large pagoda. There are islands with houses, rocks and trees. Between the islands sails a boat and there is a delightful oriental bridge crossing over the water. There are two figures to be seen crossing the bridge. 

There is a richly decorated blue and white printed border running round the raised rim of the spoon tray.

There is the manufacturer's mark of the Caughley factory on the base of the spoon tray. This mark, though faint, is of the Salopian 'S' mark, this used at the famous Caughley factory c1775-90.   

A rare and delightfully decorated elongated hexagonal shaped spoon tray. This pretty spoon tray, decorated in blue and white with the 'pagoda' pattern, was made at the famous Caughley factory, c1785

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Size and Weight: (values are approximate)

  • 6˝" (158mm) in length
  • 3˝ (89mm) width
  • 4˝oz (128gms) in weight

Marks:

There is the manufacturer's mark of the Caughley factory on the base of the spoon tray. This mark, though faint, is of the Salopian 'S' mark, this used at the famous Caughley factory c1775-90. This particular spoon tray dates from c1795.

Condition:

This rare and charmingly decorated 'Pagoda' pattern spoon tray is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or restoration.

It is certainly a very fine and delightful spoon tray for the collector of Caughley porcelain. An important part of the eighteenth century tea equipage and tea ceremony.


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