Liverpool Porcelain Philip Christian Blue and White Saucer Three Ladies ca 1770
A Philip Christian, Liverpool porcelain, blue and white transfer printed saucer dating from the late 18th century. The saucer is decorated with the "Three Ladies" pattern, which consists of a Chinese garden scene with two seated Chinese women and one standing holding a flower. They are near a peony bush with oversized flowers and a small garden fence. There is a large hollow blue rock to the left hand side. This scene was copied from a similar one produced by the Worcester porcelain factory but with some minor stylistic differences.
Philip Christian took over the Shaw's Brow factory from the family of his late previous business partner Richard Chaffers. Christian operated the factory from 1766 - 1778. The Shaw's Brow factory (now William Brown Street) of Liverpool, then Lancashire, England. This saucer dates from around 1770 - 1778.
This porcelain item is made from steatitic porcelain containing soaprock from Cornwall and is unmarked. For a similar saucer see item 283 on page 151 of British Blue and White Porcelain Saucers 1745-95 by Steven Goss.
It is in fair antique condition. The saucer has a stabilised crack and a small associated chip has been filled and disguised. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English 18th century saucers, blue and white transfer printed ware or 18th century Liverpool porcelain.
Saucer height 13/16 inches ( 2.1 cm)
Saucer diameter 4 1/2 inches ( 12.7 cm)
Total weight 65 grammes unpacked.