Early Tea Bowl, Worcester, soft paste porcelain, c.1757

 

This early Worcester tea bowl is most attractively painted with recognizable European flowers in polychrome enamels. These include convolvulus, a white anemone, and scrunched yellow roses.

The small size, fine potting with slightly everted rim, greyish paste, and glaze are all typical of pre-1760 Worcester tea bowls.

Condition: Excellent - no damage or restoration and very little evidence of wear.

Dimensions: Diameter 7 cm

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

 

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