A beautiful gadroon-moulded sauceboat, painted in the "Profile Bud" pattern, utilised by a number of the Liverpool porcelain manufacturers. The reputation of James Pennington has risen markedly in recent years, largely as a result of the realisation that his productions ran concurrently with those of Richard Chaffers (for three years) and Philip Christian (for 8 years). In order to compete with those luminaries, it was necessary for Pennington to produce wares of comparable (or nearly comparable) quality. Most of those pieces were produced early in Pennington's career, but even in the later period excellent pieces were produced. This piece is one of those exceptional items. It is beautifully moulded and, although the painted pattern is simple, well executed.
See plate 4.82 of Hillis for an example of the painted pattern and plate 4.83 for an example of the shape.
In excellent antique condition. A short firing crack to the handle (barely noticeable) and some very minor discolouration. No other apparent defects. Wear commensurate with age and use.
15.5 cm in length.
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