Godden collection of Caughley porcelain by Caughley Porcelain Manufactory

The Godden collection of 92 ceramic pieces had been on loan to Shrewsbury Museum for 30 years and makes up a third of the museum's collection of Caughley Porcelain.


Art Fund grant:
£35,000 ( Total: £60,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
Dr GA Godden

The Caughley Porcelain Manufactory in Shropshire was particularly well-known for its blue and white porcelain but also produced polychrome wares of which there are many examples in the Godden collection. It produced an extraordinary range of utilitarian and decorative items including ‘Asparagus Servers’ (main illustration), ‘Egg Drainers’ and Teabowls. Caughley Porcelain reflects the social history and domestic life of the later part of the 18th century.


Various in 1950s and 1960s including Stanley Fisher of Bewdley, Messrs Amor, Simon Sfero, Arthur Filkins, Carle Vandeman.

Venue details

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery The Square, SHREWSBURY Shropshire SY1 1QH 01743 258885 www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/

Entry details

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