Sweetmeat Dish, Worcester, soft paste porcelain, c.1756-58

 

This moulded Worcester sweetmeat dish of deep shell form is painted in the style of Meissen with a large central flower spray, including a pink rose. The rim is decorated in puce with feuilles de choux.

Probably based on a silver shape, this particular form of rococo shell dish was produced only at Lund's Bristol, Worcester and John Pennington's Liverpool factory.

Unmarked.

A very similar sweetmeat dish with the same decoration was in the Crane Collection, sold at Bonhams, London, 31 March, 2010, lot 202.

Provenance: An English Private Collection.

Condition: There is some very minor surface wear to the interior, from use, and also a tiny glaze flake to the rose. There are three small chips to the footrim. No other damage and no restoration.

Dimensions: Width 12.5 cm

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

 

     
     
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