The decoration relates to a number of Chinese Export Porcelain objects with English decoration as well decoration on Bow porcelain. This type of pattern may have been decorated at the Giles workshop. Bow porcelain, is known to have been enamelled in Kentish Town by Giles as well as in John Bolton`s workshop.
For a group of Chinese teawares with this decoration see : The Watney Collection of Chinese Porcelain Decorated in Holland and England, Bonham`s London, 7th November 2003, page 43, lot 70.
A similar salt-glazed stoneware shell moulded jug dated to c.1750 from the Lady Charlotte Schreiber Collection is on view in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain, room 138, case 7, shelf 5. Museum number:414:1012-1885. It is also on-line http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O192204/cream-jug-unknown/.
For a Bow Porcelain coffee cup with a similar design see stock number 23646.
Printed label to base `Champion`s Hard Porcelain. Bristol. A. Trapnell` in pen 320. Another printed label `with foliage and berries, on three mask feet.` A further printed label `M.G.` Then in pen ` 33/16 Chinese (not ?) Bristol.`
Errol Manners, 66a Kensington Church Street, London. 25th October 2001.
The Helen Espir Collection of European Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain :
“a member of the Oriental Ceramic Society and collector, with her husband. Having made a typical collection of Song and provincial Ming blue and white, they decided to concentrate on what used to be called `clobbered` porcelain. She is the author of the standard work on the subject, European Decoration on Oriental Porcelain,2005, the first to examine the work of European decorators on Chinese porcelain throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, focusing on enamellers in Holland, Germany and England. She has learned Chinese.” From Provenance ; Collectors, Dealers & Scholars : Chinese Ceramics in Britain & America (Roy Davids, Dominic Jellinek, Privately Printed, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9570148-0-0).