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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CAUGHLEY PORCELAIN

Image: A selection of toywares in the Fisherman and Island patterns

This Caughley Society website is primarily about the Society rather than being a comprehensive guide to Caughley porcelain, but the following is a very brief history of the latter.

From around 1775 to 1799, at Caughley near Broseley in Shropshire, England, Ambrose Gallimore and Thomas Turner produced some of the finest soft-paste porcelain made in England in the 18th century. Many shapes and patterns were produced, in the main useful wares: tea services, dinner services, and everyday objects that would be used in the households of the then-emerging middle classes. The porcelain was decorated largely in underglaze blue, although enamel colours and gilding were also used. Today, Caughley porcelain is highly collectable and much sought after.

If you would like to see more pieces of Caughley porcelain, click on the following websites which have extensive displays:

Darwin Country

Jean and Charles Bawden Collection

National Trust (type 'Caughley' in the search box, but please note that some attributions are incorrect)

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Wright Collection

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