English porcelain potpourri, flowers, gilt, blue ground, c. 1825
Unusual English bone china potpurri, with a slightly concave profile and ‘London Shape’ twin handles, decorated with one square and one club shaped flower panel reserved on a deep blue ground, the whole with gilt scrolling foliage, the lid with similar gilt and an acorn shape knop.
Pattern no. 625,
Minor loss to gold, firing flaw visible inside only.
An unusual form, the decoration is of a type used at many factories. Rathbone is a distinct possibility, although 625 is not recorded; a check in Ian Harvey’s book (p82) shows startlingly similar patterns of flowers in similar shaped panels, with gilt details very much in the same manner, for the preceding and following recorded patterns.