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Worcester Circular Shanked 'Bread and Butter' or 'Cake' Plate, Blue and Gilt Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

A very elegant and well moulded circular spiral shanked 'Bread and Butter' or 'Cake' plate, decorated with blue and gilt decoration including the 'Bluebell' flower motif. This beautiful plate was made at the famous Worcester factory c1795. It is marked with the open blue crescent mark of the Worcester factory. The plate is moulded with 'shanked' (or spiral) lines which was the latest design in fashion at the later period of the eighteenth century. These moulded lines are very finely potted and create a most decorative effect. Evenly spaced around the body of the plate are three blue and gilt 'Bluebell' flowers.

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A rich underglaze Cobalt blue border runs around the inner rim of the plate, This is decorated with gilt leaves and dots and bounded by a gilded scalloped line and rim. There is also a circle of blue and gilt decoration in the centre of the plate in which is a geometrically gilded blue circle, this gilding is remarkably fine.

The underside of the plate is marked with the Worcester open crescent mark and dates from c1795.

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The underside of the plate is marked with the open blue Worcester crescent mark. The plate dates from c1795.


This stunning Worcester plate is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or restoration. The only very minor imperfection is a little wear to the gilded rim of the plate.

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