Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Commemorative, Heraldic and Historical Events

Date: 1790

Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 4.50 in (11.43 cm)
  • Height: 5.50 in (13.97 cm)

Maker: Unknown

Description:

A dated pearlware commemorative loving cup printed underglaze in dark blue in a line-engraved Conversation pattern with overglaze enameling in rust red.  The turned base and the cup's rim have been decoratively enameled in the same rust color.  The Conversation pattern is on one side of the cup (see below) and, on the other, is an oval cameo surrounded by two floral sprays.  The name "I Worrall" and the date "1790" along with a leaf sprig  have been hand painted overglaze in the oval.  The cup is unmarked but the pattern is very similar to an early version of the Conversation pattern made by Leeds.  This pattern does not have the little willow tree in the upper left part of the plate as does another version marked Leeds.  John Griffin shows this pattern in Vol. 1, page 198 of The Leeds Pottery 1770-1881. 

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