Uncommon Three Flowers Pattern Butter Tub Cover and Stand c1777-99


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An 18th century Caughley porcelain butter tub and stand, transfer printed in underglaze blue with the Three Flowers (C50) pattern c1775-78. Round butter tubs are uncommon in Caughley, the oval type being more common.

The Tub measures 11.8cm in diameter and stands 5.6cm tall at the handles. It is in excellent condition except for a 2mm chip to the base. There is no other damage or any restoration.

The Cover measures 11.4cm in diameter. It is in excellent display condition, with no chips or cracks. One of the flower petals has been replaced.

The Stand measures 16.1cm in diameter. This is also in excellent display condition. There are two chips to the back of the rim and a flea bite chip to the foot, none of these detract when on display. There are no cracks or any restoration.

The tub and stand are marked with Caughley C marks to the bases.