A Worcester moulded Potting Pot, circa 1760

Known as the Floral Gift pattern, in which a chinoiserie figure carries a pot of flowers on the interior base, the design represents not only one of the earliest underglaze blue and white printed patterns but also the first appearance of a crescent factory mark at Worcester.

Oval potting pots were intended for potted meat or fish dishes.

The rococo moulded cartouches around the sides of the potting pot are decorated with printed floral sprays.

Crescent mark.

Condition: Excellent – no chips, cracks or restoration, just some light kiln speckling.

Dimensions: Length 12.3 cm 

Worcester Blue and White Porcelain 1751-1790, Branyan, French & Sandon, II.A.18 (Barrie & Jenkins, 1989).