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An early and unusual designed first period Worcester porcelain leaf shaped pickle dish painted in the piccalillis in an oriental themed planter boxes and what appears to be an oversized gherkin. An unmarked example so could have been made in any of the many potteries operating at the time. The leaf dish is decorated in a deep cobalt blue patterned rimmed border and central motor design.

‘The Pickle Dish Story’
In the 18th century shells and leaves played a role in ceramic design as well as in other media. The widespread adoption of these pickle dishes reflects a mid-eighteenth-century change in dining fashion with the interest in pickle fruits and vegetables inspired by French cuisine.

Imitating naturalistic forms such as shells and leaves, British earthenware potters of the late 18th/early19th centuries produced various designs and patterns of creamware and pearlware forms.  

Condition is good overall considering its age and delicate making. There is some light fritting around the edges and the handle has a small patch of raised surface glaze. There is a hairline crack in the handle.

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A nice example of an early Worcester Pickle Dish with a most unusual design.

Material: Glazed pottery
Size: approx 13cm long x 10cm wide x 2cm tall
Era: Georgian
Stamps: None

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First period Worcester Pickle Dish, circa. mid-late 18th Century