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Tea bowl

Tea bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Caughley (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1785-95 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Caughley Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Alfred Darby, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.197O-1921

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 11, shelf 8

Physical description

Toy tea bowl of soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. No handle. Outside is decorated with two ships and a lake scene. Decorative border.

Place of Origin

Caughley (made)

Date

ca. 1785-95 (made)

Artist/maker

Caughley Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Height: 2.9 cm, Diameter: 4.4 cm

Object history note

Part of a toy tea service C.197 to EE-1921.

Historical significance: Towards the end of the 18th Century, English porcelain factories began making affordable sets of blue and white tableware, pionerred at Worcester and soon taken up at Caughley and elsewhere. Only toy services now survive complete.

Descriptive line

Toy tea bowl of soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue, Caughley Porcelain Factory, Caughley, ca. 1785-95

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hildyard, Robin. European Ceramics. London : V&A Publications, 1999. 144 p., ill. ISBN 185177260X

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Border; Lakes; Ships

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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