This is a good quality porcelain Plate or Dish, all hand painted in the Dragon in Compartments pattern, Number 75, by Chamberlains Worcester, dating to the George 111rd years, circa 1800. This distinctive pattern, often called Bengal Tyger is well collected
This pattern is beautifully hand painted in bold coloured enamels of burnt orange, yellow, green and cobalt blue, all in different shades with the distinctive "Dragon in Compartments" pattern, all enhanced with good gilded detail to the pattern, both rims and the outer handle. This pattern was also known as "Bengal Tiger" and has its origin in a Chinese famille verte pattern from the Kangxi period of 1662-1722. The pattern was copied by Worcester, virtually exactly and first appeared on their tea wares around 1765 to 1768.
There are no makers marks to the base which was often the case when a plate was part of a larger service where only a few of the pieces might have been marked More details on this pattern are to be found on page 135 in the book; The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain by John Sandon, published by The Antique Collectors' Club Overall a beautiful early Plate in the very distinctive "Dragon in Compartments" pattern.
Height: 1 in (2.54 cm)Diameter: 8.1 in (20.58 cm)
Good. NO Restoration or Cracks. One tiny nibble to foot rim, probably from stacking. Please see images. Some gilding loss to centre and outer rim.