RARE CAUGHLEY ‘MOTHER AND CHILD’ LARGE SLOP BOWL
Shropshire, England, c1775-80
Also known as the “Seated Figure” pattern, the large bowl is printed in slightly runny vibrant blues with a Chinese lady beside an urn of grapes and other fruit, at her knee a child holding a small clover-leaf shaped hand fan in the crook of his right elbow and a flower in his hand; the subsidiary print on the reverse side depicting two Chinese figures, each with a vase of tropical foliage, the one to the left seated on the ground, the one to the right standing, between a pagoda to the left and a church-like building to the right, the interior with a vignette of two urns holding tropical foliage and flora siding a rather strange teardrop structure below a flying bird, the whole beneath a blue line to the rim; the interior with two tripod footed pots of plants siding a tear-drop form vessel;
the glaze with a slight straw color; unmarked
Ref : See Caughley & Worcester Porcelains, 1775-1800 by Geoffrey A. Godden, for an
illustrated teabowl with a waster (see below), and discussion or the differing Bell Toy pattern.
and the Worcester subsidiary print verso on this pattern.
Condition : Excellent, without damage or repair
6” Diameter x 3-3/16” High
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