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Assembled Set of Worcester blue and White Soft Paste: pear shaped bottle

Object Number: 
1957.288
Date: 
1770-1785
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Marks: 
painted: on bottom: hatched crescent
Description: 
Pear-shaped bottle with squared footrim with slender narrowing neck, with bulge near top; bulge is bracketed by a wide geometric designed border above and a narrower one below; body is printed with flower sprays, pine cones, berries, and two butterflies, the "Pine Cone" pattern; mark in the form of a hatched crescent.
Gallery Label: 
The square footrim, complete glaze on the bottom, and the yellowish tone to the paste argues that this might be Caughley and not Worcester.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Edmund Astley Prentis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group