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  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Toy dish of soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. Oval with a wavy rim. Decorated with two ships and a lake scene. Decorative border. Base unglazed.

Place of Origin

Caughley (made)


ca. 1785-95 (made)


Caughley Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

In underglaze blue


Length: 7.3 cm, Width: 5.7 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 dish of soft-paste porcelain painted with 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
For this pattern see The Caughley Society, Caughley Blue & White Patterns (2012), cat. E33, where dated 1778-92


Soft paste porcelain



Subjects depicted

Lakes; Ships; Border


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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