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

(p1225)

 

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

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. This is bounded by gilded lines.

The base of the tea bowl is clearly marked with the underglaze blue 'Sx' mark. This mark was used at the Caughley factory, Shropshire, c1775-90. It also has a gilder's mark of '32'.

  

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.

Inside the rim of the coffee can there is the same decorative band of blue decoration.  This is bounded with a gilt line.

 

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.

There is an underglaze blue Caughley Salopian 'S' mark on the base of the coffee can, together with a gilder's mark of '32'.

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 gilder's mark '32'

    

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.
  • 10 oz (286gms) total weight of the three pieces.

Marks:

The base of the tea bowl is clearly marked with the underglaze blue 'Sx' mark. This mark was used at the Caughley factory, Shropshire, c1775-90. It also has a gilder's mark of '32'.

There is an underglaze blue Caughley Salopian 'S' mark on the base of the coffee can, together with a gilder's mark of '32'.

The base of the saucer is marked with the same Caughley 'S' mark with a gilder's mark '32'.

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 is a minute chip to the rim of the coffee can, but this is very very minor. The gilt decoration is generally very good with just the usual very minor wear to the high spots of the rims.

This is a charming Caughley trio dating from c1785. A fine addition for the collector of fine quality Caughley porcelain from the eighteenth century.


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