Of fluted form, with a circular central well depicting
an island riverscape with formal buildings and a willow to the right, and a pine trees to the left,
all before rocks and with rather prominent birds in the sky;
the even powder blue ground with reserved panels :
four fan-shaped border panels painted with houses and pine trees alternating with willows and pine with birds;
four small round panels of lotus sprigs;
the verso with twigs beneath the rim and pseudo Chinese character marks
Condition: Excellent with expected minor firing irregulaties and glaze skips; one very small rim nick observed
This powder blue dish is often attributed to Bow.
Further study has shown that some few powder blue dishes are actually from Isleworth, Middlesex,
whose porcelain has only in recent years begun to be properly attributed.
The porcelain is of bone-ash, similar to Bow, and patterns are similar to Bow and Worcester,
the founders of Isleworth having both worked previously with Worcester.
The glaze is slightly different, and the four fan shaped reserves have an interesting 3-dot decoration,
seen also in the Worcester pattern known as "Cannonball", derived from an earlier "3-dot painter" at Lund's Bristol.
The round reserves feature bugs that appear more as bees,
Further the birds appear more as small x's, and the pseudo characters verso appear more as small feathers.
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