A very pretty Caughley tea bowl with vertical fluting, c.1785. Decorated in underglaze blue with lots of gilding; the outside has flower sprigs in the "Dresden Flowers" style. The inside in more ornate with large gilded swagged garlands and droplets and finished in the centre with a butterfly. Marked to the base with an underglaze S.
It measures 8.6cm (3 3/8") wide and 5.1cm (2 1/2") high.
Condition is very good with no damage or restoration and minor handling wear, just some rubbing to the gilt on the rim.
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