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First Period Worcester Porcelain Blue-Ground Exotic Bird-decorated Cake Plate, 
Circa 1770.

The First Period Worcester saucer dish is decorated with a mazarine-blue ground.  The central circular reserve is painted with two exotic birds standing on green grass and with a tall flowering plant rising above them from behind.  Surrounding the reserve is a circular thin gilt band from which issues twenty-one gilt arches with tapering supports in a very distinctive design.

Diameter: 7 inches.

Mark: Underglaze blue crescent.

Reference: The Catalogue of The Frank LLoyd Collection of Worcester Porcelain of The Wall Period,  R.A. Hobson, page 296 for description and plate 63, #296 for illustration of a teacup and saucer from a very similar service with slight differences in the gilding.


17.78 cm diameter

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