Moulded Potting Pot, First Period Worcester, soft paste porcelain, c.1760


Known as the Floral Gift pattern, in which a chinoiserie figure carries a pot of flowers on the interior base, the design represents not only one of the earliest underglaze blue and white printed patterns but also the first appearance of a crescent factory mark at Worcester.

The rococo moulded cartouches around the sides of the potting pot are decorated with printed floral sprays.

Crescent mark.

Condition: Excellent - no chips, cracks or restoration, just some light kiln speckling.

Dimensions: Length 12.3 cm

Worcester Blue and White Porcelain 1751-1790, Branyan, French & Sandon, II.A.18 (Barrie & Jenkins, 1989).


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