Caughley heart shaped dessert dish, ‘Dresden Flowers’ C. 1785

$580.00 AUD

Caughley dessert service dish of heart form, painted in underglaze blue with scattered ‘Dresden 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.
Circa 1785

27 cm wide
Condition: 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 #276

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