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Caughley Porcelain Fluted Tea Bowl & Saucer Dresden Flowers c.1785


Code: FA0839

A pretty Caughley porcelain tea bowl and saucer, c.1785-1790, with "Dresden flowers" decoration in underglaze blue with the addition of gilding (likely having been outsourced to the Chamberlain factory for the gilding). The centre of each piece has a daisy type flower and the border around the rim has blue circles with gold curve inside each one and gold decoration between each one. The border is framed with a sandwiched wavy band of blue between gold. 

Both pieces have the blue S mark to the base.  

The tea bowl measures 5cm (2") high and 8.5cm (3 3/8") wide. The saucer measures 3cm (1 1/8") high and 14cm (5 1/2") wide. 

Condition is good: there is a small chip to the inside of the foot rim of the tea bowl and a glaze level only hairline under the saucer (this does not come through the body). Surface wear is light to the tea bowl and bit more to the centre of the saucer, both have a bit of rubbing to the gilding on the rims.