18th Century British Porcelain Caughley Painted Chinoiserie Shaped Dishes,
The pair of shaped oval dishes are painted in the center with a Chinoiserie scene of a pagoda by a lakeside and others in the background and a solitary Chinese figure fishing in the foreground by the side a fenced garden. The wide border has a repeating pattern of a large Double Greek Key design and panels of diaper. The blue on one is a little darker than the other.
Mark: In underglaze blue a number 8 or possibly a B on the inside foot rim of the darker example.
Reference: See the V&A Collection for a plate in this pattern- Museum number: CIRC.111-1921; Gallery location: Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 11, shelf 5.
The museum entry mentions that for this pattern see The Caughley Society, Caughley Blue & White Patterns (2012), cat. E50, and were dated 1785-93.
See: Caughley & Worcester Porcelains, 1775-1800, Geoffrey Godden, Page 182, # 27, for a tureen stand in this pattern and several factory wasters of the pattern.
The author mentions that in the past this pattern had been attributed to Derby. English Blue & White Porcelain of the 18th Century, Bernard Watney, Illustration # 90B for a fan-shaped plate with a very similar design and the same border patterns.
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