Lovely Antique English Porcelain Bowl by Sampson Bridgwood & Son of Longton, Staffordshire with their mark for 1885. This is the slop or waste bowl for a tea set. I am also offering on Ruby Lane the matching milk jug/pitcher, which is unmarked.
The bowl measures a bit over 6" (5.5cm) in diameter, and is about 3" (7.5 cm) high. It is a black underglaze transfer with bright overglaze enamels in turquoise, yellow, pink, green, and orange. The 2 figures are a servant stirring up the coals of the brazier so that the nobleman is able to light his pipe.
Excellent condition. Nice ring when tapped. No chips, no cracks, no crazing, no repairs. Even the gilding is in good shape!