Colourful Porcelain Tea Bowl Attributed to Seth Pennington Liverpool c 1795
An unusually decorated bone ash porcelain tea bowl attributed to Seth Pennington of Liverpool dating from the late 18th century circa 1795. The bowl is decorated in bright polychrome enamels in a rather unusual floral pattern with strange central flower (probably a peony) and includes tulips. The work is reminiscent of that of the Tulip painter from the Lowestoft factory in composition and style, but without with the execution and quality of painting. The bowl has a blue line on the rim and is unmarked.
Seth Pennington in partnership with John Part took over the Shaw's Brow factory of Philip Christian, who in turn had taken it over from from the family of his late previous business partner Richard Chaffers. Seth Pennington operated the factory from 1778 until about 1804. The Shaw's Brow factory (now William Brown Street) of Liverpool, then Lancashire, England. This tea bowl saucer dates from around 1795.
It is in good antique condition.This porcelain is made with a bone ash and some minor discolouration to the body. There is crazing to the glaze and a minute enamel flake the rim. No chips cracks nor restoration. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English 18th century tea bowls and saucers, enamelled ware or 18th century Liverpool porcelain.
Tea bowl height 1 15/16 inches ( 4.9 cm)
Tea bowl diameter 3 5/16 inches ( 8.4 cm)
Weight 71 grammes unpacked.