Porringer decorated in brown, bright blue and pale greenish blue on a cream ground. The hollow of the porringer has a circlular design of a brown line with stylised vegetal forms and rows of dots in brown, bright blue and pale greenish blue sprouting from it. The porringer has a border of two concentric brown lines enclosing four patches of brown frond motifs at intervals, separated by four frond motifs, one each in the two shades of blue.

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