A Dr Wall, or first period Worcester Porcelain, blue and white transfer printed pickle leaf dish dating from the last quarter of the 18th century circa 1780 - 1785. The press moulded, serrated edge, leaf shaped pickle dish is decorated with the "Pickle Leaf Fruit" pattern, which consists of a peach, cherries, grapes, harebells and a poppy seed head. The dish has a hexagonal honeycomb design border.
This porcelain item is made from steatitic porcelain containing soap rock from Cornwall and is marked with a disguised numeral 2 in the form of a faux Chinese mark in under-glaze blue on the base.
Dr Wall and his partners ran the Worcester Tonquin Manufacture at Warmstry House, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, from the early 1750s until the 1790s. This pickle dish dates from around 1780 - 1785.
References For an identical shaped dish in the same pattern see pattern IIC28 page 406 of Worcester Blue and White Porcelain 1751- 1790 by Branyon, French and Sandon. They state that the rarity of this item as being uncommon.
The dish is in excellent antique condition no chips, cracks, nor restoration, Assessed with a UV light.. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English 18th century cress dishes, strawberry dishes, blue and white transfer printed ware or 18th century Worcester porcelain.
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Height 1 inch ( 2.5 cm)
Length 3 3/8 inches (8.5 cm)
Weight 38 grammes unpacked