Blind Earl Pattern Dish Made by Royal Worcester Porcelain in England Circa 1870

$1,780.00

This is a beautiful “Blind Earl” pattern dish hand-painted with rosebuds raised in relief and green leaves, which shade into beautiful turquoise, lavender-pink, and a delightful shade of brown. The dish has a delicate golden scalloped edge. When holding the plate, one can feel the raised rosebuds. Worcester created this pattern in the mid-18th century. Raised details like this are quite rare in English porcelains. The Blind Earl pattern with its raised rosebuds was particularly appreciated at that time and has been ever since.

Dimensions: 7.75″ in diameter

Condition: Excellent

In stock

Background of The Blind Earl Pattern

Blind Earl porcelain is named after George William Coventry, fifth Earl of Coventry, was the Lieutenant of Worcestershire, England, where Worcester Porcelain located its factory. The Earl was an avid gardener and hunter. Unfortunately, he lost his sight in a hunting accident, after which he ordered a service of porcelain from Worcester with raised rosebuds so that he could feel the decoration he could not see. As a result, Worcester created this pattern with the rosebuds specifically for the Earl. Since then, it has been known as the “Blind Earl” pattern.

 


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