PORCELAIN RARE BLUE AND WHITE SCROLL HANDLE COFFEE
CUP & SAUCER, CHINESE GARDEN SCENE
PATTERN C. 1770-1780
"A rare English porcelain
Lowestoft scroll handle coffee cup and saucer - guaranteed genuine
dating from around 1770-1780: boldly hand painted in underglaze
blue and decorated with a rarely found and illustrated Chinese
Garden Scene pattern. This is the only example we have seen
outside of a museum! Note the distinctive stylised 'flowering
bamboo' tree and fine fenced garden motifs. A rare and highly
desirable item. It deserves a home in a very special collection."
is one of the smaller English 18th century porcelain producers.
Porcelains are among the scarcest and most highly prized of the
English factories. Interest among fine English porcelain and
pottery collectors is always keen... A bowl decorated in this rare
pattern is illustrated in, Sheenah Smith, Lowestoft
Porcelain in Norwich castle Museum, Volume 1 , plate 9,
Catalogue No. 63. For an identical scroll handle coffee cup
(shape) see plate 10, Catalogue No. 106.
Dimensions: height cup
63 mm max. width saucer 122 mm max.
Condition: Both pieces
overall are very good and great display items. With rare Lowestoft
pieces, some minor damages are usual and to be expected.
Condition report: Short forked glaze/surface hairline to
back of saucer (illustrated). Not visible or through to the front.
A small flake chip to inside/top rim of coffee cup: at some point
professional filled and the lattice border repainted (close up
image available on request); it appears as a slightly discoloured
area on close inspection.
Please study all images
carefully forming part of this description before you buy