On offer is an English porcelain shell shaped dessert dish that was made by either Caughley just before the factory was sold to Coalport or made at the factory after Coalport took ownership. Coalport bought the company in 1799 and continued to produce wares at the Caughley facility using their molds and style for a few years after the purchase, thus dating this to about 1800. The body is of the hybrid hard paste type exactly as expected, and the gilding is the early type of burnished mercury gilding also as expected. The form is one that is commonly seen in dessert sets of that period.
Dimensions: The height is 1 3/4" and it measures 8" from side to side and about 8" from bottom to top.
Condition: Good. There has been touch up and re-gilding to the rim and a couple places on the inside rim line on the bottom. Otherwise, there are no chips, cracks or restoration. The glaze is smooth and unworn and the gilding other than the touched up areas is good and unworn. Visual display is very good.
Early period antiques are quite old, were made to be used, and frequently have signs of age and use and sometimes a small manufacturing flaw or repair. While this is normal and to be expected, I note any known issues in the condition description.
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