A superb example of a Worcester pickle dish with the "Two Peony Rock Bird" pattern with formal plant scrolls around the edge. The pattern is classified as uncommon, and the leaf form pickle dish is less common than the shell form. A workman's mark is on the underside.
The piece offered here is as fine as it could be, with no chips, cracks, paint loss, or restoration. The colors are vibrant with good contrast. Any areas of white, paint skipping, or faintness are due to reflections in the photos. Length is 4", width is 3 1/8", and a height of 1".
NOTE: Prior to the late 1750s, real scallop shells had been used on most British tables. Customers gradually preferred to use leaf shaped pickle dishes and shells lost their popularity, with production stopping around 1760.