A stunning 18th Century Dr. Wall First Period Worcester porcelain salad or junket bowl. Dr. John Wall and William Davis developed a new porcelain formula which was durable yet able to be molded in fine, thin-walled forms then went on to produce porcelain on a larger scale. The Worcester enterprise proved to be very successful and the company went on to make a variety of pieces which proved popular. In keeping with mid-18th century demand for Asian style porcelain many early pieces were often decorated in underglaze cobalt blue. This First Period Worcester porcelain serving piece has been made in the form of a large Boat Shaped salad or junket bowl with a broad turned rim decorated at the ends and mid centre with charming Scallop Shells. The interior of the bowl has been decorated in Worcester's Pine Cone pattern with a large central piece then smaller floral sprays and fruits on a white ground plus two lovely little Butterflies. The exterior is plain. The bowl measures 12 1/4 inches in length and is 10 inches in diameter at centre point. Height is 4 inches. The bowl is in excellent antique condition with no damage or restoration and as per the pictures has the Crescent shaped 'Closed C" Worcester Mark clearly on the base.
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