JIAQING 1796 – 1820 Chamberlain`s Worcester Decorated Chinese Porcelain
A Large White Chinese Export Porcelain Teabowl or Chocolate Cup and Saucer of Ogee Form, Jiaqing Period 1796-1820. The English Decoration was Probably Added at the Chamberlain`s Factory, Worcester c.1820-1830.
The teabowl has a deep U-shape chip to the edge c.9 x 3 mm, this has two minute crack c.2 mm. The saucer has a shallow double chip to the rim c.7 x 3 mm.
Robert Chamberlain (c.1736 –98) was originally head of the decorating department at the Worcester porcelain factory. He left the company to start his own porcelain decorating business in King Street, Worcester. At first he bought blank undecorated porcelain from other factories such as Caughley in Shropshire, but by the late 1780’s he was making his own wares at a new factory site in Severn Street, Diglis.
The Andrew Dando Collection of English and Dutch Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain.