manufacturer: Philip Christian & Co (active circa 1756-1778);  after: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862); 

circa 1770-1780
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bowl, with a version of the Cannonball pattern,with diaper border to interior rim. After the death of his partner, Richard Chaffers, in 1765, Philip Christian continued the operation of their Shaw's Brow porcelain factory, buying out Mrs Chaffers in 1769 and then bringing his son into the business.
Sometime in the later 1760s Christian began printing in underglaze blue at the factory. He may also have undertaken some overglaze printing, although examples of Sadler printing on Christian's porcelain are also known. Some of Christian's underglaze blue prints are based on Worcester examples, which has lead to confusion, particularly as the two factories each used a soaprock body.
In 1778, Christian sold the factory as a going concern to Seth Pennington and John Part. As part of the deal it would appear that certain copper printing plates were passed to the buyers, as the same prints appear on both Christian and Seth Pennington porcelain. Luckily, Seth Pennington produced a bone-ash porcelain, which enables the wares of the two factories to be separated
Maker and role
manufacturer: Philip Christian & Co (active circa 1756-1778)
after: Worcester porcelain factory (estab. circa 1751, closed 1862)
Production place
[Liverpool], England
Production date
circa 1770-1780
Media description
soft-paste porcelain, hand-painted in underglaze blue
53 x dia 127 mm
Measurement details
height: 53mm
width: 127mm
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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