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Blue dragon pattern

  • Museum number

    4209

  • Description

    This tea cup and saucer is an early example of the popular Blue Dragon pattern first produced by Grainger, Lee & Co in the 1820's. The design was printed onto the china from a hand engraved copper plate and was inspired by a Chinese design of a dragon chasing a flaming pearl amongst the clouds. Different coloured versions of the design in several different colours were produced at the Worcester factories until the 1980's.

  • Date made

    0

  • Material

    Bone china

  • Factory mark

    Grainger Lee & Co Worcester

  • Mark type

    Hand written script

  • Shape name

    Brosley

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