This 7-5/8" porcelain or bone china bowl has a charming Chinoiserie pattern. It shows a hanging basket, giant flowers, and a boat and pagoda. It matches marked examples of Samuel & John Rathbone's pattern 714 which was made about 1820 in their Tunstall, Staffordshire works.
This bowl is unmarked, and the same pattern in blue and white was made by other (unknown) factories. The bowl is in excellent condition. There are no chips, no cracks, no crazing and no repairs. There is evidence of a single stilt mark. The bowl rings when tapped.
For illustrations of this pattern, see "Rathbone China Manufacturers" by Ian Harvey, and the Transferware Collectors Club on-line database.
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