|18th/19th Century Porcelain|
This pattern, a clear product of the English potter's obsession with copying Chinese blue...
This pattern, a clear product of the English potter's obsession with copying Chinese blue and white wares, is known by three names--each reflecting a major element of the design. In most common usage is "Fisherman," obviously referring to the tall figure from whose pole dangles the morning catch. The alternate name "Pleasure Boat" refers to the improbable vessel on which our fisherman stands, which seems too small for his support, much less to provide many pleasurable opportunities. Our favorite designation is "Cormorant" honoring the hungry bird who anxiously awaits the moment when he can snatch the tasty fish. Other Chinese elements, including a traditional border, fill out the design--featured here on small shell form dishes of enormous charm.
|Dimensions:||Width 4 in., Height 4 1/4 in.|
Geoffrey Godden,Caughley & Worcester Porcelains, 1775-1800 devotes an entire chapter t...
Geoffrey Godden,Caughley & Worcester Porcelains, 1775-1800 devotes an entire chapter to the "Fisherman" pattern, which includes an illustration of this relish dish (pl.177). As he notes, the popular pattern was produced both by Caughley and Worcester.
|Price:||$ 495.00 ea.|