Bowl, Worcester, soft paste porcelain, c.1755-56


This smallish early Worcester bowl with its everted rim, is finely enamelled in famille rose colours with a flowering peony branch growing from a hollow rock beside a bright red fence. The reverse is painted with a further peony branch, a flying red insect linking the two scenes. The interior is painted with a floral sprig.

Provenance: The Frank Wheeldon Collection; the Crane Collection; an English Private Collection.

Condition: No chips or restoration, just a small flaw to the rim which may have occurred during manufacture.

Dimensions: Diameter 12.3 cm

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


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