Caughley Miniature Toy Porcelain Blue & White Island pattn. Milsey Strainer 1780
A rare shaped Caughley miniature or toy porcelain item, a blue and white hand painted milsey or strainer dating from the last quarter of the 18th century circa 1778 - 1792. The Chinese style hand painted landscape is known as the Island pattern, which consists of a low island with a small tree in the middle with small buildings on either side. There are two single sail fishing boats or sampans, three groups of flying birds and a tiny sun. There is a narrow border with stylised leaf and diaper pattern. The shallow bowled drainer has been hand pierced with a Buddhist swastika peace symbol pattern and has a shell shaped handle. The base is marked with a small underglaze blue S for Salopian.
Ambrose Gallimore and his son in law, Thomas Turner, ran the Caughley Porcelain works at Caughley, near Brosley, Shropshire, England, from about 1775 until the 1799.
This rare miniature shape is in excellent antique condition without damage or restoration. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English 18th century porcelain, toy or miniature wares, blue and white ware or Caughley porcelain.
Free UK and international postage with this item.
Height 3/4 inch ( 2.0 cm)
Diameter 3 1/8 inch (8.0 cm)
Length 3 3/4 inches (9.6 cm)
Weight 45 grammes unpacked
E33 page 171 of Caughley Blue and White Patterns by the Caughley Society.