This beautiful Aynsley Oval Shell Shaped Footed Bowl is decorated in the Asian-inspired Pembroke pattern. Revived from an iconic design of centuries past, stunning birds and flowers in shiny textured enamel on a white ground wrap around the inside rim of the bowl. The motif features a bright blue and yellow kingfisher-like bird among flowering tree branches. Large blossoms in blues, pinks, and reds are accented with leaves in varying greens and blues. A spray of two blossoms, one pink and one blue, adorn the center bottom of the bowl. The outside of the bowl is shaped like six large shells with a pair of embossed and gold trimmed tassels on each long side. The deeply scalloped top rim that follows the contours of the shells and the six tiny feet are edged with gold.
This bowl measures 8-1/2 inches long by 4-3/4 inches wide and 2-5/8 inches deep.
It is stamped with a Green Crown flanked by “Est. 1775” above the Aynsley Banner, followed by “Made in England Fine English Bone China.” “Pembroke Reproduction of an Eighteenth Century Aynsley Design” is stamped beneath the mark. This green mark was used by Aynsley circa 1960 to 1972, although some sources date this pattern right up to the closing of the Aynsley doors in 2014.
There is a very small indentation on the edge under the gold on one end. That same end has a purple-pink smudge under the glaze. Both of these are factory flaws. Any wear on the gold is truly minimal, and there is no damage.
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