AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE SHELL-SHAPED SWEETMEAT DISH CIRCA 1755, PROBABLY LONDON Formed as a circular shell-molded bowl supported on a central column encrusted with small shells above three scallop-shaped bowls, the interior painted with insects among stylized flowers, raised on three conical feet
This highly decorative dish was made by the traditional Meissen porcelain factory before 1880. The under- and overglaze hand-painting shows the classic, colorful onion pattern with golden accents and a partly reticulated rim.
A Caughley blue and white Punch bowl, painted with a version after Worcester of the so-called 'Rock Strata' pattern, open crescent mark, some surface scratches. circa 1780 9.75in (24.5cm) diam ((millers antique guide)