M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
DERBY SOFT PASTE PORCELAIN WINE TASTER
A small shallow circular bowl with vertical gadrooning to the body exterior,
the interior painted in blue and white with a large flowerhead
within dentil and cell diaper borders,
applied with a moulded leaf handle;
collector's sticker to the foot
British porcelain tasters are recorded by Derby. Worcester, Caughley, Bow, Vauxhall and Longton Hall.
They were influenced by the Chinese wine cups imported into England during late 17th and early 18th centuries,
with single loop or leaf handles, and made from jade, rock crystal and porcelain.
These small porcelain tasters were also made in Portugal,
Although perfect for a small taste of wine,
their exact function apparently remains undocumented.
Condition : One small chip to the footrim; otherwise excellent;
running to the painted cells on the interior border
2.5" Wide, The Bowl / 3.5" Over Leaf Handle / 1" Deep
Footrim showing chip
Also See :
EARLY ENGLISH WINE TASTERS :
Their Lore, Influences ...
& The 'Disputes' of Name & Purpose
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