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Antique English Porcelain Cookworthy Plymouth Shell Salt C. 1768-1770
The salt is of hard-paste porcelain, molded in the shape of a shell resting on a rockwork base with shells, coral and seaweed.

The porcelain factories at Plymouth and Bristol were among the earliest English manufacturers of porcelain. William Cookworthy was a Quaker Pharmacist in Plymouth and in 1768 he founded a works at Plymouth for the production of a porcelain similar to the Chinese from these native materials. The factory was removed to Bristol in 1770 and was sold a few years later to Richard Champion of Bristol. Champion's Bristol factory lasted from 1774 to 1781 Bristol porcelain, like that of Plymouth, was a hard-paste porcelain. The Plymouth and Bristol factories produced at least 11 versions of the shell salt.

Purchased in December 2003 from Andrew Dando, Member of the British Antique Dealers Association. While I do not have the original receipt I have an email from Mr Dando confirming the purchase which I can share upon sale or inquiry.
Approximately 3"H (at back of shell) x 5 1/4"L x 4"D
Condition: Fine, small chips on base and along inside of shell

ITEM ID
638
ITEM TYPE
Antique
TYPE
Porcelain, Pottery
PURPOSE
Salts
ORIGIN
England • English

Antique English Porcelain Cookworthy Plymouth Shell Salt C. 1768-1770

$1,150

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