This piece of blue & white Worcester may not appear too rare…. until you look beneath.
It’s a Flight Worcester milk jug, of French form, printed with a fenced garden pattern. Nothing too unusual about that, apart from the Flight attribution. The Flight period only lasted from 1783-92, and is often hard to attribute. However, in this case, turn the piece over and it becomes obvious:
It has the usual Dr Wall style crescent mark, but also an extremely rare impressed mark- ‘FLIGHTS’. This mark is so rare many earlier books miss it out altogether. I have never seen another example for sale, or in a collection….
An interesting point of trivia: This mark shows that Thomas Flight’s was the first English porcelain factory to use the name of the proprietor, rather than the location of the factory as the name & mark.
This rarity will be a part of our 2014 Exhibition in Geelong, opening April 12th – stock no.#1012008 12cm