Tea Bowl, Vauxhall, soft paste porcelain, c.1758-60

 

Painted in distinctive Vauxhall 'sticky blue' with an unusual design of two Chinese figures walking towards a small dwelling on an island crowded with peculiar trees and rocks. Misty mountain peaks can be glimpsed in the far distance. The inner rim is painted with a cell-dot border.

Unmarked.

Condition: Good - no restoration, just potting and firing flaws, including a small piece of grit to the inside, and clay tears to the footrim and faults which occurred during manufacture and were subsequently glazed over.

Dimensions: Diameter 8.7 cm

Ceramics of Vauxhall: 18th Century Pottery and Porcelain, Roger Massey, Felicity Marno and Simon Spero (The English Ceramic Circle, 2007).

 

 
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