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This is a very good early, First period (Dr. Wall), Worcester porcelain open Desert Dish in a deep cobalt blue floral pattern with a Crescent mark to the base. dating to 1765 to 1770.


This is a well potted moulded piece with a wavy edge and basket weave border to the upper inner rim.


The Dish is decorated in a deep cobalt blue floral pattern called the Gillyflower pattern which is an old English name adapted from the French with a central carnation or pink, surrounded by six smaller sprigs and a butterfly on the outer sides of the dish. The pattern derives from the French Chantilly designs. Derby made a very similar pattern which was then copied by Caughley and Coalport. The base has the shaded Worcester crescent mark painted in blue. This is a rarer Worcester pattern.


Please see illustrations for similar pieces, in the book; Caughley & Worcester Porcelains 1775-1800 by Geoffrey A Godden. The pattern is described and shown in the book by Henry Sandon; The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, Volume 1, 1751 to 1851.


  • Dimensions: 

    Height: 4.07 cm (1.6 in)Width: 24.9 cm (9.8 in)Depth: 17.78 cm (7 in)

  • Condition: 

     Some slight wear to the upper rim. NO Chips, NO Cracks, NO Restoration. Please see images.

    First Period Worcester Blue and White Desert Dish in Gillyflower patten, Ca 1770

    SKU: P 2149
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