England, c1785-99




Each drainer (strainer) of saucer shaped pierced bowl, printed in underglaze blue with the Pleasure Boat (Fisherman) pattern,
depicting a Chinese man on a sampan, holding a fish, across from a further man with straight fishing line,
all within a diapered border; applied a twig handles; unmarked


Contemporary factory documents speak of these objects as "egg drainers".
They were often included in breakfast sets and were probably used to serve poached eggs.
Admiral Nelson's breakfast service, supplied by Chamberlain's Worcester
porcelain factory in 1802, included '6 Egg cups and drainers.


Condition : Excellent; refined quality to printing; one with a glaze skip on the handle center top


3-1/8" Wide and 3-1/4" Wide


235.00 Each


Left Example Sold


#7117 / 7117a


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Also See :



Shown together with

Two First Period Worcester Porcelain Shell Molded Pickle Dishes



First Period Worcester Mug Natural Sprays, c1770
Caughley Miniature (Toy) Coffee Cup & Saucer,  Pleasure Boat, c1785-90 (this page)
Scarce Lowestoft Miniature (Toy) Teabowl & Saucer Island Pattern, c1762-65
Scarce Lowestoft Miniature (Toy) Teabowl & Saucer Island Pattern, c1762-65
Good Early Worcester Molded Teabowl & Saucer Fisherman & Willow, c1755-60 (exhibited)



Caughley Porcelain Miniature Part Tea Service, England, c1780





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,Two Caughley Soft Paste Porcelain Egg Drainers, Pleasureboat, c1785