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Basket

Pattern is printed in underglaze blue with an Imari-style decoration painted in polychrome enamels overglaze; design of trailing branches leaves, flowers and an exotic bird; handles and pattern outlines in gilt; basket sides moulded in overlapping circles design with pierced ovals.

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Egg strainer

The strainer is small-handled, circular and with 21 pierced holes. Caughley made two styles of strainers, one with a moulded leaf-like handle, and this example which is the rarer of the two, with a looped & twig-like handle. The border is cell & inverted fleur-de-lis style and fully shaded. The "Fisherman" pattern has the identifying straight fishing line and the slender man with the short (fat) fish, which differentiate between Caughley and Worcester versions of the same pattern. Printed in underglaze blue.

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Dessert dish

Basket-weave moulded border, (Tournay, Belgium basket rim). The shaped edge is a typical dessert service shape at Caughley, the blue rim emphasizes the shape. Centrally placed gillyflower painted in overglaze blue with four additional flower sprays. Referred to as the "French Floral Sprig" or "Chantilly-type", this style of simple flower decoration was very popular in the 1785-1795 period.

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Serving dish

Deep, shaped-edged dish is printed in underglaze blue in the popular "Full-Nankin" pattern; it is a typical Caughley shape for dessert service; main design is extremely cramped, comprising a large built-up island on the left, a smaller one on the right joined by a boulder-work bridge, with two figures crossing.

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Dessert plate

Dessert service plate decorated with an intricate cobalt blue (underglaze) and gold design, and with a gilt-edged shaped rim. The main pattern of the plate centre consists of fifteen elongated "U" shapes in cobalt and gilt, radiating from a gilded centre circle containing a gilt flower sprig on white ground; border patterns of cobalt and gold.

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Plate

Heavily gilded with painted cobalt blue decoration divided into a pattern of 8 wedge-shaped segments; scalloped rim; plate has a deep well and is probably for dessert; gilding probably done at Chamberlains, Worcester, as it is well executed and fairly detailed; pattern was also made in the vertical flute shapes.

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Dish

Chinese landscape design, hand-painted in bright underglaze blue; pattern occurs only on dessert wares and only on known Caughley shapes; painting and especially the treatment of the figure in the left foreground is child-like; there is a man fishing just below the weir with a pagoda standing on the opposite bank; bold border is peculiar to this pattern, comprising a "key-fret" motif and a primitive diapered lambrequin; pattern appears to be restricted to Caughley and Chinese porcelains.

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Cream boat

Chelsea-ewer shape; creamers were small and generally described in contemporary records as "boats" or "ewers". The most commonly found are in this moulded "low" shape and rarely in the "tall" version. Moulding around the base: scroll-leaf motif in spiral fluted design. Painted in blue underglaze with (on one side) trees in a single line design and small buildings to the right. Reverse - island scene with three cross-hatched trees and two simple outline buildings. Very similar to Worcester "Canon Ball" pattern. Typical Caughley handle. Interior border at rim.

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Cream boat

Printed in underglaze blue, with single blue line at rim, emphasizing its shape and the moulded edge. The shape is derived from a silver original, even to the extent of copying the gadroon pattern around the base. The well-known fence pattern is quite rare on Caughley porcelain, but its Worcester counterpart is relatively common. On this example, the pair of birds is not shown, probably due to the small size of the cream boat.

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Bowl

Possibly a punch bowl, to be used on hunting occasions, with the print of a fox at the centre interior of bowl. This is a very unusual and rare feature. Blue underglaze print decoration. Interior rim border of two parallel lines. Main floral group, four lesser in varying degree and two butterflies. The Three Flowers pattern on the exterior of the bowl was also used at Worcester (where it is occasionally painted in underglaze blue rather than printed) but is comparatively rare on Caughley.

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Plate

Hand-painted in cobalt blue; blue-edged scalloped rim, and moulded basket-weave border in the Tournay or French style. The printed underglaze pattern -- the main centre carnation-style flower with three lesser sprigs of flowers, one butterfly, one insect -- is similar to decoration used at the Chantilly factory in France; also known at Worcester Gilliflower pattern.

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Bowl

Fluted shape, printed in underglaze blue with FitzHugh inner border; Pagoda pattern, found mainly on teawares, incorporates a series of ornate and tall Chinese Pagoda-type buildings on an island; a small bridge, which two figures are crossing to the right, links the main island with a smaller one on the left.

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Dessert dish

Handled dish; painted in underglaze blue with a floral sprig pattern in the Chantilly style with a simple blue line at rim and on handle moulding, emphasizing the shape.

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Jug

Printed in underglaze blue with gilding at rim border and base, and on handle; moulded in vertical flutes; part of a tea service in typical Caughley form; "Temple" pattern is found almost exclusively on teawares; main features are two pagoda-type temples with trees between and a figure on horseback crossing a stone-block bridge with an attendant holding a very long-handled sunshade over the rider; two figures are standing in a white reserve in the blue shaded background

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Saucer dish

French or Chantilly Sprig pattern painted in cobalt, pink, green, yellow and brown enamels and with gilded bands at border, and star motif at centre;

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Bowl

Painted in polychrome overglaze enamels and gilt floral spray decoration on white ground. The bowl is decorated with a main floral group and four lesser sprays around the bowl. There is a diaper style and floral inner border. Colours are pink, mauve, green and rust.

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Cream jug

Part of a tea service, the shape is quite elegant, with a moulded acanthus leaf handle junction. Good quality line gilding on handle, rims, and a dentil line at mid point above a border of flowers, painted in overglaze enamels. As usual with Davenport, the decoration is finely painted.

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Plate

Blue transfer-print, probably from the "Rustic Scenes Series" adopted for a presently untitled series of patterns by Davenport; border pattern is typical to the series.

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Cream jug, sugar bowl

Tinted ground in light brown and cream shades, with gilding at moulded gadroon rims, and cream jug handle. Overglaze polychrome decoration in well-placed sprays of flowers. Colours: rose, yellow, blue, rust, green.

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Trio

All three pieces have gilded borders and a pattern of blue and pink harebells, painted in overglaze enamel with gilded stems and leaves; all patterns are at the rim areas; tea bowl and coffee cup both have interior bands of gilding at the rim.

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Dessert dish

Painted in overglaze camaieu-rose enamel on white ground with flower sprays and gilt rims

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Cream jug

Printed in underglaze blue, with mazarine-blue and gilded borders. Pattern is almost invariably embellished by either gilding or the addition of a "rouge de fer" type riboth in this case; design carefully but boldly painted, with little discernible variation in its treatment.

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Armorial plate

The plate has a shaped and gadroon-moulded rim with gilded line decoration following the rim shape. The deep border is in the Oriental manner, painted in overglaze colours, rust-red, pink, cobalt with gilding. At the plate centre is the armorial decoration: a sailing ship (masts appear to be broken), high waves. Banner ribbon is inscribed "Spes Infracta"; Crest: Dick of Prestonfield, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Dinner plate

Painted en grisaille by John Pennington, within an underglaze blue border with elaborate mercury gilding. The plate is from the well-documented Hope service, made for the Duke of Clarence, later William IV. Each piece is painted with a different scene of Hope and the anchor. John Pennington (c. 1765-1842) came to Flight in 1789. He became one of the company's finest artists, specializing in monochrome painting of figure subjects. The crown, Flight and crescent mark on base is very rare. (Kathleen Campbell, Curator Emerita, 'Focus Four: The Translucent Quality, 2001)

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Teapot

The pattern has been outlined in overglaze gilt and clobbered with rust (iron-red) enamel overglaze in a lotus-type design to embellish the pattern. The cover has a flower and stem finial, also decorated in rust.

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