porringer

Porringer decorated in brown, blue and green on a cream ground. In the hollow of the porringer is a central four-petalled motif in brown, each filled with green or blue, with brown sprays in between. Surrounding this are motifs formed of sets of lines in the same three colours, parallel to the sides of the dish and becoming gradually shorter towards the centre of the dish. Around the edge two concentric brown lines form a border between which are curved brown motifs containing rows of brown dots.

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