This Flight Worcester dessert bowl in the Royal Lily pattern is of a shape we have not seen before.
The ovoid bowl has a narrow handle formed from a moulded lip, protruding slightly from the scalloped rim and edged in iron red.
It was made during Worcester’s Flight Period (1783-1792), when the factory was owned by Thomas Flight. The base has a blue painted open crescent, a factory mark that was used during this period. There are also two old labels.
The bowl is painted in underglaze blue with the lily pattern. In 1788, King George III and Queen Charlotte attended the Worcester Music Meeting. The royal couple also toured Flight’s Worcester factory, and ordered a breakfast service in the Blue Lily pattern which was renamed 'Royal Lily' in Charlotte’s honour of Charlotte.
CONDITION Very good. Roughly half of the base area appears unglazed, a manufacturing fault. Minor rubbing to sections of the gilt flower paneled diaper bands around the rim, and very slight rubbing to the iron red edge.
Maximum width: 21 cm; Height: 4.9 cm
Net weight: 336 g
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Rare Flight Worcester fluted bowl in Royal Lily pattern, 1783-92