Caughley Porcelain Saucer Blue & White Printed Broseley Pattern Salopian c 1785
Caughley porcelain scalloped rim saucer, transfer printed with the underglaze blue and white pattern known as the Broseley pattern. The full name as shown on by the Transferware Collectors Club is Two Temples II variation Broseley. (Pattern number 238 on their database). It has been recorded that Thomas Minton engraved this pattern, around 1780, for Thomas Turner and Ambrose Gallimore of the Salopian China Manufactory at Caughley, near Coalport in the Iron Bridge Gorge, Shropshire ,England.
This transfer printed pattern is a copy of a Chinese original and consists of two large temples on a left sided pattern in a garden with trees including a willow, rocks, two figures on a bridge, a "Man" or swastika pattern fence, a figure in doorway and an upper Island with more buildings and rocks.
This particular saucer is unmarked, another one from the same collection is marked with the Sx transfer printed mark. for Salopian - Caughley. The saucers date from around 1785.
Item Condition: Excellent antique condition, No chips cracks nor restoration.
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The saucer is 1 1/4 inches high and 5 3/8 inches diameter. and weighs 102 grammes unpacked.
This is a great item for any collector of English porcelain, particularly Caughley or Salopian porcelain or antique porcelain saucers.