Cup and Saucer 18th Century English Porcelain Caughley Circle ca 1785


This lovely 18th-century porcelain tea bowl and saucer were made by Caughley Porcelain in England circa 1785.
The style is neoclassical: both the cup and saucer show a gilded star at the center and rings of decoration, combining deep blue enamel and lavish gilding.
Rings of floral decoration alternate with rings of geometric design.
The effect is magnificent!
Both pieces have Caughley underglaze blue marks on the underside.
The cup is marked with the Caughley “S,” and the saucer is marked with the Caughley “C.”

Dimensions: The cup 2.25″ tall x 3.65″ diameter, the saucer 5.5″ diameter x 1″ tall

Condition: Excellent with very slight rubbing to the outer rim of the saucer.

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Background of Caughley Porcelain

The Caughley or Salopian Porcelain Factory was established by Thomas Turner in the early 1770s.
Thomas Turner came from Worcester Porcelain, where, as an apprentice (possibly under Robert Hancock) in the mid-1760s, he learned the art of engraving on copper plates and transferring the designs to porcelain. These techniques were fully exploited at Caughley, where 80% of the wares were painted underglaze blue from copper plates.
The Caughley Porcelain Factory was operating commercially by 1775 when the first newspaper advertisements appeared.
Products included tea sets, muffin plates, butter tubs, mugs, mask jugs, egg cups and drainers, custard cups, pickle shells, eye baths, asparagus servers, and toy tea and table wares. The company ceased operation in 1799 when Turner sold the Caughley leases to the Coalport porcelain manufacturer John Rose.


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