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Very Rare Chamberlains Decorated Caughley Sparrow Beak Jug c1785

Heading :  A John Pennington Liverpool or Caughley soft paste porcelain sparrow beak jug
Date : 1783-88
Period : George 111
Marks :Indistinct relief moulded S mark on underside of base
Origin : Caughley England
Colour : Polychrome
Pattern : Seated Chinese character beside a table. The absence of feet is typical of John Pennington decoration
Features : Relief moulded S mark, the rarest of all Caughley marks
Condition : Good
Restoration : None
Dimensions : Height 9.5cm 
Weight :106 grams

Robert Chamberlain left his role as chief decorator at Warmstry House Worcester to set up his own decorating shop. At first he purchased porcelain blanks to decorate, however by 1788-9 he was firing his own.

Eric Knowles Comments: The same decoration is found on John Pennington Liverpool. See Maurice Hills. However the moulded S could is a very rare Caughley mark.

Reference. Caughley in Colour Exhibition Catalogue 2005-The Oronbridge Gorce Museum p92

Victoria and Albert Museum number 1269-1924

Maurice Hillis. Liverpool Porcelain, 1756–1804

 

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  • Product Code: 2019111103
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