Coffee Pot and Cover, Worcester, soft paste porcelain, c.1760-62

 

The pear-shaped body and domed cover of this Worcester coffee pot are painted in bright colours with bouquets and smaller scattered sprigs and leaves in the manner of Meissen. The flowers include full blown pink roses and an iris. The neck of the pot and also the flattened rim of the cover are decorated with puce scrollwork borders. The angular scroll handle with its pronounced thumbrest is painted with puce scrolls and a foliate design, and a puce insect can be seen adorning the spout.

Unmarked.

Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection; an English Private Collection.

Condition: Having at one time been broken and stapled, the body of the coffee pot has been expertly restored, the spout reattached, and with the need for very little overpainting to the flower decoration. There is a minute restored chip to the edge of the spout opening. The cover is in good order, with just a firing crack to the finial stem.

Dimensions: Height 22.5 cm

Worcester Porcelain 1751-1790: The Zorensky Collection, Simon Spero & John Sandon (Antique Collectors' Club, 1996).

 

     

Click on thumbnail above to see larger image