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Lots 95-108 and 222-225 are painted in the same pattern, variously known as 'Kylin', 'Bengal Tyger' and 'Dragon in Compartments'. Taken directly from an early 18th century Chinese famille verte design of the Kangxi period, it proved to be extremely popular and was produced at Worcester, Coalport, Spode, and other English factories. Although examples by the Worcester factories are the most commonly found, smaller firms such as that of William Cookworthy at Plymouth also made it from circa 1768 onwards. Wares are often unmarked, making firm attribution to a given factory difficult unless the shape itself is particular to that firm or the piece is marked. Idiocyncratic variations such as the 'seaweed' gilding and slightly more elongated beasts found on Coalport examples are helpful indications of the maker.