Here is an 18th-century Lowestoft cup and saucer in the “Redgrave style” of decoration, which combined underglaze blue with overglaze enamels in red, orange (or a thinned-down red) and gilding. This suite of patterns is quite oriental in feeling, as are most of the wares of the Lowestoft factory. There were several members of the local Redgrave family who decorated at the Lowestoft factory, and this House pattern is one that has been traditionally associated with their work, though other decorators would probably have worked on the same patterns. It shows two Chinese men on a bridge in a landscape with a prominent tree and a pagoda, with a structure that resembles an English house with a slanting roof—hence the name. This antique porcelain set is in superb condition, with nearly all the fragile gilding present. The only wear is to the gilding on the tree in the foreground of the saucer. It is lightweight, delicately potted and a delight to hold in your hand, with a wonderful contrast between the white porcelain and the bold coloring.

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Lowestoft House Pattern Teabowl and Saucer C.1790.


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