dish, pickle

manufacturer: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862)

circa 1780-1785
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Object Detail

pickle dish, pickle dish moulded leaf shape decorated of a fruit spray and cell border. Mark printed in underglaze blue with a mock Chinese seal, Worcester. This mark is usually found on wares circa 1780-90 and was previously thought to be Caughley, until shards of wares were excavated on the Worcester factory site. The numerals are from 1-9 and are disguised as Oriental characters. This example is unusual bearing the disguised Chinese numeral mark on reverse as this is not a Chinese style pattern. Worcester had difficulty applying their prints to awkward shapes, like the pickle dish and as the 1780s continued they gave up production of these wares.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862)
Production place
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Production date
circa 1780-1785
Media description
porcelain, soapstone body, underglaze blue print
25 x 90 x 90 mm
Measurement details
height: 25mm
width: 90mm
depth: 90mm
Credit line
bequest of Alwynne Jona OAM, Melbourne 2013
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection and Christine Bell
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