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

circa 1785
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Object Detail

mug, straight-sided, decorated with a design known as Parrot Pecking Fruit and cell border. This example is unusual bearing the disguised Chinese numeral mark on the base as this is not a Chinese style pattern. 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. The mark is a disguised numeral 5. Originally thought to be Caughley but shards on the Worcester site identified them as that and they appear on printed wares.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862)
Production place
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Production date
circa 1785
Media description
porcelain, soapstone body, underglaze blue print
85 x 110 x 87 mm
Measurement details
height: 85mm
width: 110mm
depth: 87mm
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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