Two Caughley Coffee Cups, circa 1785
These two bucket-shape coffee cups are decorated in the French taste with ozier or basket-work moulded rims and Chantilly sprigs pattern painted in underglaze blue.
The cups are unmarked but have a high rectangular footrim, typical of Caughley wares. The bases also show the characteristic misted pooling of glaze, which looks as though the porcelain has been breathed on.
Condition: No damage or restoration.
Dimensions: Height 6.4 cm
Caughley & Worcester Porcelains 1775-1800, Geoffrey A. Godden (Antique Collector’s Club, 1981).
The cups may be purchased individually or as a pair.