Small asparagus shell of white soft-paste porcelain with low vertical, scalloped sides that taper towards one end, open at both ends to allow bundles of asparagus spears to be contained inside, the interior printed in underglaze blue in the "Fisherman" or "Pleasure Boat" pattern, above and below the printed scene a border of small blue square elements with a white dot in the middle above a repeating C-scroll and dot pattern, the exterior and interior sides with a similar repeating geometric pattern.

Asparagus Shell

Caughley Porcelain Manufactory

1770/80