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Pair of Saucers

1807-1813

Worcester Porcelain Factory, Barr, Flight & Barr (English)

Bat-printed transferware on porcelain, gilding

5 1/2 in. D x 1 in. H (13.5 cm D x 2.7 cm H)

$400.00

The late 18th and early 19th centuries saw a growing interest in scientific research and rendering. Conchology, or the study of shells, became especially popular at this time. These bat-printed saucers were produced within that context and depict rare and wonderful shells including the conch, cowrie, and bivalve with its pearl. The shell pattern was extremely popular at the Worcester factory; a painted version of this scene by John Baker can be found on extraordinary marble-ground services sold to the upper classes.

The late 18th and early 19th centuries saw a growing interest in scientific research and rendering. Conchology, or the study of shells, became especially popular at this time. These bat-printed saucers were produced within that context and depict rare and wonderful shells including the conch, cowrie, and bivalve with its pearl. The shell pattern was extremely popular at the Worcester factory; a painted version of this scene by John Baker can be found on extraordinary marble-ground services sold to the upper classes.

Condition

Excellent, with some original frit marks. Tiny firing crack visible on back of one saucer measuring 0.4 cm.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Literature

Sandon, Henry. Flight and Barr Worcester Porcelain 1783-1840. Antique Collectors’ Club, 1978, p. 81, pl. 65.

References

Cooper Hewitt, 1938-19-1

Victoria & Albert Museum, C.27-1942

Excellent, with some original frit marks. Tiny firing crack visible on back of one saucer measuring 0.4 cm.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Sandon, Henry. Flight and Barr Worcester Porcelain 1783-1840. Antique Collectors’ Club, 1978, p. 81, pl. 65.

Cooper Hewitt, 1938-19-1

Victoria & Albert Museum, C.27-1942

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This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $50.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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