Worcester Porcelain Dr Wall Gilliflower Pattern Ribbed Blue White Saucer 1770
A Dr Wall, or first period Worcester Porcelain, blue and white hand painted ribbed saucer dating from the third quarter of the 18th century, circa 1770. The saucer is decorated with the "Gilliflower" pattern, which consists of a central Gilliflower (Carnation or Dianthus flower) surrounded by subsidiary smaller flowers and insects. This painted pattern was also produced by Caughley porcelain works.
Dr Wall and his partners ran the Worcester Tonquin Manufacture at Warmstry House, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, from the early 1750s until the 1790s. This saucer dates from the period around 1770 to 1785.
This porcelain item is made from steatitic porcelain containing soaprock from Cornwall and it is marked in underglaze blue with a scrolling script W. See pattern I.E.12 page 236 of Worcester Blue and White Porcelain 1751- 1790 by Branyon, French and Sandon.
It is in very good antique condition with just a tiny chip to the rim of the saucer at the 10 o'clock position, minor fritting, no cracks nor restoration, checked with a UV or black light. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English 18th century saucers, blue and white hand painted ware or 18th century Worcester porcelain.
Saucer height 13/16 inches ( 2.1 cm)
Saucer diameter 4 3/4 inches ( 12.1 cm)
Weight 71 grammes unpacked