19th C English Chamberlain Worcester Armorial Bowl – MacIntosh

19th C English Chamberlain Worcester Armorial Bowl – MacIntosh

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Worcester Chamberlain porcelain armorial bowl c. 1800, bearing arms, crest, and motto of the MacIntosh clan.

 

The bowl has a gilded rim.

 

Both the interior and exterior have a 2” wide dark orange band decorated with gilt scrolls interspersed with large white flowers and the arms, crest, and motto of the MacIntosh clan.

 

The crest is a cat sejant on hind feet.

 

While the Motto is: “Touch Not A Cat But A Glove”. This is interpreted to mean don’t touch a cat without a glove. Wise advice.

 

The center of the interior is decorated with a large white flower set upon a dark orange geometric figure.

 

The base bears the inscription “Chamberlains Worcester”. This mark was used after approximately 1790.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 9½” diameter, 3¾” height.

 

Condition: Some minor rubbing and rim fleabite; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.