Saucer, Baddeley-Littler, frit porcelain, c.1777-85

 

This saucer is painted with a Chinese export style pattern depicting a central bouquet of colourful back-to-back flowers tied with a red ribbon. This is surrounded by an inner border of flowerheads linked by feathery purple scrolls. The outer border comprises an ornate iron-red double line scrolling design punctuated by four floral sprigs.

Condition: Good - no damage or restoration just characteristic early potting, glazing and firing irregularities typical of Baddeley-Littler frit porcelain, including kiln grit, kiln touches and glaze crawling.

Dimensions: Diameter 13.2 cm

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