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Maker(s):Spode Factory (attributed)
Culture:English (1770-1833)
Date Made:c. 1820
Type:Food Service
Materials:ceramic: bone china, underglaze cobalt blue enamel; lead glaze, gilding
Place Made:United Kingdom; England; Staffordshire; Stoke
Measurements:overall: 1 in x 5 5/8 in; 2.54 cm x 14.2875 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2011.12.2
Credit Line:Museum Collections Fund
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Saucer with matching two-handled chocolate cup (HD 2011.12.1) decorated with underglaze cobalt blue transfer printed design of the Broseley pattern. The circalur saucer is deep dished, and has a defined well for the cup base to fit into. The pattern, an Asian-inspired landscape of pagodas, bridges, and trees said to have been named after the neighboring town, Broseley, was copied directly from a Chinese original design and was one of the earliest printed patterns produced on porcelain at the Caughley Factory, c. 1780. The pattern was mainly used on tea services. Although this piece is not marked, a similar design for a chocolate cup appears in the Spode pattern book - a copy is owned by the Winterthur Museum and the Spode Museum owns the other. This design is called "Bucket Shape Cov'd Chocolates & Stands" on page 19 of the Winterthur Library's Spode pattern book. The chocolate cup is in excellent condition.


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