Birds in Branches Pattern Coffee Cup c1778-92





An 18th century Caughley porcelain coffee cup, transfer printed in underglaze cobalt blue with the Birds in Branches pattern c1778-92.

The cup measures 8cm in diameter including the handle and stands 6.4cm tall.

It is in excellent condition, with no damage or restoration. The print is bright and clear. The only fault is a spot of staining to the rim (looks like a flea bite chip)


The shape of the foot and handle indicate Caughley over Worcester. The translucency of the paste is a brown colour also indicating Caughley.

This pattern can be found on page 232 of British blue and white porcelain saucers by Steven Goss. Also on page 44 of Caughley blue and white patterns by the Caughley Society.