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