Rare Worcester printed butter boat, smoky primitive ‘Summer’ print, c.1754-5
Rare Worcester butter boat, of typical leaf moulded form, the interior with a very rare ‘smoky primitive’ print of ‘Summer’ depicted as a harvest in progress, the rim painted with a black lattice border.
6.5x8.5cm, 4cm high
These 'Smoky Primitives' are the first attempts in the ceramic world to print onto porcelain- a technique which was to become essential in the rapid expansion of the industry as the 18th century proceeded.
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