Two Peony Rock Bird Pattern, England, c1755-58




Each painted in underglaze blue with a bird upon a rock sided by peonies on as escallop shell
molded to the front and back;
each workman's mark verso


Production of the blue painted scallop shell dishes commenced around 1755, ending for Worcester in 1760.

The scallop shell shape likely has more to do with function.
Originally, pickle relish, with its combination of rare and exotic spices,
was served on actual scallop shells, which were unaffected by the acidic properties developed in pickling.


Condition : The larger example with tiny nick to the rim (see above left example)


Each 485.00


The Larger : 4-1/4" / #7185
The Smaller : 3-1/8" / #7186


Price : Please Inquire






Also See :



Shown together with

Two Caughley Porcelain Egg Drainers (Strainers), Pleasure Boat, c1785-99



Rare Worcester "Scolopendrium" Pattern Bowl
England, c1772-1775

The five-lobed molded bowl in polychrome enamels with large spiraling scolopendrium

(hart's tongue fern) leaves, alternating, in typical Worcester factory style,
with floral sprigs, below a brown-line rim, on a high footrim;

said to be a copy of an earlier Chelsea example, but without the interspersed sprigging

Ref : Worcester Porcelain in the Zorensky Collection, Sandon, p 194, Plate 209;

Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, Sandon, p. 305, for an example of the 1765 beaker and saucer




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Two First Period Worcester Escallop Shell Molded Pickle Dishes, England, c1756