THE CAUGHLEY SOCIETY
Welcome to the Caughley Society website - the official site of the society for people interested in Caughley and other 18th century English porcelain, especially blue and white porcelain
 
 
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CAUGHLEY PORCELAIN
 
 
PATTERN BOOK
"Caughley Blue & White Patterns"
 
 
MEETINGS PROGRAMME
 
 
NEWSLETTERS
 
 
NEWSLETTER INDEX
 
 
GUIDANCE FOR AUTHORS
 
 
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
 
 
OVERSEAS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
 
 
DRAFT AGM MINUTES - 6TH APRIL 2019
 
 
A CIRCULAR WALK FROM COALPORT TO THE CAUGHLEY MONUMENT
 
 
A CIRCULAR WALK FROM WILLEY TO THE CAUGHLEY SAGGAR WORKS AND DARLEY DESERTED VILLAGE
 
 
PRIVACY POLICY
 
 
CONTACT US
 
 
LINKS
 
 
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CAUGHLEY PORCELAIN

A selection of toywares in the Fisherman and Island patterns

This Caughley Society website is primarily about the Society rather than being a comprehensive guide to Caughley porcelain, but the following is a very brief history of the latter.

From around 1775 to 1799, at Caughley near Broseley in Shropshire, England, Ambrose Gallimore and Thomas Turner produced some of the finest soft-paste porcelain made in England in the 18th century. Many shapes and patterns were produced, in the main useful wares: tea services, dinner services, and everyday objects that would be used in the households of the then-emerging middle classes. The porcelain was decorated largely in underglaze blue, although enamel colours and gilding were also used. Today, Caughley porcelain is highly collectable and much sought after.

If you would like to see more pieces of Caughley porcelain, click on the following websites which have extensive displays:

Darwin Country

Jean and Charles Bawden Collection

National Trust (type 'Caughley' in the search box, but please note that some attributions are incorrect)

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Wright Collection


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