Tea Bowl and Saucer, Baddeley-Littler, frit porcelain, c.1777-85

 

Decorated with a Chinese export style pattern of elegant floral swags, forming a star shape. Although essentially Chinese, the swags and festoons of this design with its simple geometry, perhaps nod towards the Neoclassical taste which was beginning to replace that of the oriental during the last quarter of the 18th century.

Condition: Excellent - no chips, cracks or restoration.

Dimensions: Saucer - Diameter 12.9 cm

Staffordshire Porcelain, Geoffrey Godden, Ed. (Granada, 1983).