A stunning and very rare teabowl and saucer, delicately molded with flowers and scrolls in a pattern that is unique to the porcelain factory at Lowestoft and rarely found. The molding has a threefold symmetry that includes scrolls, branches, leaves and flowers. The cobalt blue border and flower sprigs complement the white porcelain, in a design created to resemble Chinese imported wares. There are a few tiny original firing flaws in the porcelain but no chips, cracks or other damage. The saucer has what could be a tiny chip unseen on the inside of the footrim, but this is likely original to the making. The saucer is four and three-quarters inches across. Geoffrey Godden reported that a saucer fragment with identical molding was found on the factory site. A similar saucer is in the Norwich Castle Museum. Godden’s Lowestoft Porcelains (1985 edition) plate 72 shows a milk jug in the same pattern. A Lowestoft saucer with identical molding and painting was in the Bernard Watney collection (Part II, item 616.) The cataloger stated, “The moulded design on this saucer is most unusual.” Unmarked, which is often the case with Lowestoft.

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England • English
18th Century

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Rare Lowestoft Molded Teabowl and Saucer, 18th Century English Porcelain c.1762.


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