The beautifully and thinly potted bowl well painted with a version of a
fenced island pattern.
This pattern is discussed by Dr. Geoffrey Godden in Godden's Guide to
English Blue and White Porcelain
(Antique Collectors' Club, 2004),
where he also depicts a teapot and milk jug of this pattern (Pl. 674,
he describes as "a rather naively
painted Oriental island pattern, almost child-like in its rendering".
Although this bowl bears the same
design, this painting is quite well and delicately executed in a soft
It is fully pictured below, one side showing a pagoda with tropical trees and "swastika" fences
(one fence ending at a lingzhi), siding a garden gate with trees, the
other side almost bearing homage to the
painter, with an island before 3 sampans, one of which appears as a
before an island with a pagoda and stylized trees, and having a
curious "entrance"? on the shoreline.
The interior rim also features a
"Fitzhugh" type border of flowerheads alternating with moths.
circles are incised verso. This
pattern is apparently unique to the Staffordshire factory.
blacklights as soft paste porcelain, and is probably the hybrid paste rather
than the later bone china,
in which Keeling is known to have worked.
Excellent without cracks, or restorations, one tiny pin-point nick to the
seen in the photos if you look very diligently
The two examples of this
pattern in Mr. Godden's collection were not included in
the sale of
The Geoffrey Godden Collection of Blue and White Porcelain held at Bonhams
in London on June 30, 2010.
4-3/4" Wide x 2-1/2" High.