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Worcester Shanked Saucer, Blue and Gilt Decoration with 'Bluebell pattern', c1795

A very elegant and well moulded spiral shanked Saucer, decorated with blue and gilt decoration including the 'Bluebell' flower motif. This beautiful Saucer was made at the famous Worcester factory c1795. It is marked with the open blue crescent mark of the Worcester factory. It 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 saucer are three blue and gilt 'Bluebell' flowers.

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A rich underglaze Cobalt blue border runs around the inner rims of the saucer, 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 saucer in which is a geometrically gilded blue circle, this gilding is remarkably fine. 

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Marks:

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

Condition:

This beautiful Worcester saucer is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or restoration. The only minor imperfection is extremely minimal wear to the gilding, only really on a few high points of scalloped rim.


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