With a rounded body, short spout and up-right handle, the small domed cover finished with a bud finial, the body and the cover drawn in underglaze blue hatch-work and then later enamelled, 'clobbered' with overglaze iron-red, green, light-green and gold enamels painted in shaped panels with stylised hanging branches, the small recessed base glazed.
Object number: BB94
For examples of this type of 'clobbered' ware see Helen Espir, European Decoration on Oriental Porcelain: 1700-1830, Jorge Welsh Books, London, 2005. Here Espir writes how such ware belongs to a group of porcelain over-decorated with what is thought to be English decoration dating from the late 18th Century until about 1830. It is generally garish and so overwhelming that it gave rise to the term 'clobbered'. A particularly curious example of this style is a vase illustrated by Espir in figure 45 and 46, p. 240-241. The vase is in fact not over-decorated Chinese porcelain but instead Staffordshire ironstone made around 1830 in careful imitation of the shape of a Chinese blue and white vase of the late 17th Century decorated with early 19th Century clobbering, providing convincing evidence of the popularity of the style in England.