Tea saucer

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Tea saucer. Hand-painted in underglaze blue on the face of the saucer only. Chinoiserie motif; evidence of gilt enrichment. "S" painted onto the base ("Salopian" = Caughley Works).
Measurements
Saucer dia 164, Saucer Ht. to rim 38, Single foot rim dia 90
Media/Materials description
Ceramic
History and use
In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Tea saucer, hand-painted in underglaze blue on the face only. Chinoiserie motif; evidence of gilt enrichment. "S" painted onto the base ("Salopian" = Caughley Works).

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA3005

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