Caughley dessert service center dish, ‘Dresden Flowers’, C. 1785
Caughley dessert service dish of lozenge form, painted in underglaze blue with scattered flowers, the leaves and details picked out in gold, the border with a gold dot edge to an underglaze blue rim with circle and dot pattern in gold.
27 cm wide
minor wear to gold
George Washington had a service in this pattern, known as ‘Dresden Flowers & Border’ in the original pattern books. Several pieces still exist in US collections.
Ref. George Washington’s Chinaware p144 for a dish & discussion of this provenance.
The gilding is often attributed to Chamberlain’s of Worcester.
ex-Rosenberg Collection #277