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Caughley Scalloped Trio of Tea Bowl, Coffee Can & Saucer, Blue & White 'Pagoda' Landscape Pattern, c1785

(p1124)

A very attractive tea bowl, coffee can and saucer, printed with a delightful blue oriental scene of a pagoda in a charming landscape with houses trees, boat and a bridge with two figures crossing it. This beautiful tea bowl and saucer was made at the famous Caughley factory, c1785.

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The tea bowl is of a scalloped shape with a scalloped gilded rim and raised upon a circular foot rim with a gilt band running round it.

This very pretty tea bowl 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. The blue of this decoration is very vivid and rich in appearance.

Inside the rim of the tea bowl there is a decorative band of blue decoration.

The base of the tea bowl is clearly marked with the underglaze blue 'S' mark. This mark was used at the Caughley factory, Shropshire, c1775-90.

The tea bowl is of a scalloped shape with a scalloped gilded rim and raised upon a circular foot rim with a gilt band running round it.

The coffee can, like the tea bowl is beautifully decorated with the same blue and white print of an oriental landscape which includes a large pagoda, etc. there is a charming moulded open loop handle to the coffee can, this embellished with a raised and gilded heart on the top of the handle.

Inside the rim of the coffee can there is the same decorative band of blue decoration. There is an underglaze blue Caughley Salopian 'S' mark on the base of the coffee can.

There is an elegant open loop handle which has a moulded and gilded heart on the top edge. It is embellished with gilded lines to the back and edges of the handle.

The saucer is exquisitely decorated with the same design as the tea bowl and coffee can and has the same scalloped and gilded rim. The quality of the blue and white landscape is wonderful, so very detailed and clear.

The base of the saucer is marked with the same Caughley 'S' mark with a blue 'O' next to it.

A delightful  and very decorative Caughley Trio of tea bowl, coffee can and saucer, decorated with a blue and white 'Pagoda' landscape, c1785.

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Size and Weight: (values are approximate)

  • 1" (47mm) height of the tea bowl.
  • 3" (80mm) diameter of the tea bowl.
  • 2" (63mm) height of the coffee can.
  • 2 (58mm) diameter of the coffee can bowl.
  • 5" (125mm) diameter of the saucer.
  • 237gms total weight of the three pieces.

Marks:

The tea bowl and coffee can are marked with the Caughley 'Salopian' underglaze blue 'S' mark the saucer has the same mark but with an 'O' next to the 'S'. These marks were used at the Caughley factory between 1775-90. The marks are very clearly painted in the centre of the under side of the tea bowl, coffee can and saucer.

Condition:

This beautiful Caughley tea bowl, coffee can and saucer is in good condition with no cracks, repairs or restoration. The only extremely minor imperfection are a tiny scrape type chip to the rim of the tea bowl, but this is very very minor, a little speckling inside the coffee can from its manufacture and a tiny blurred spot in the blue of the top of the pagoda on the saucer. All these are tiny imperfections, two of which are from the time of its manufacture rather than later damage.

A delightful Caughley trio dating from c1785. A fine addition for the collector of fine quality Caughley porcelain from the eighteenth century.

 


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