Rare Stand, Worcester, soft paste porcelain, c.1758-60

 

Moulded with spiral wreathing within an ozier basketweave border and decorated with floral sprays and a bouquet. The central well is finely painted with a gourd and pink roses depicted in a rural setting. The rim is enamelled with a chocolate line.

Decoration incorporating vegetables is exceptionally rare on Worcester porcelain. The ecuelle form too is rare in English porcelain and this piece may have been intended for export to Europe as both Meissen and Chantilly produced this shape.

Unmarked.

Condition: Good - just light surface wear to to the chocolate line rim and enamels, and tiny firing flaws. No restoration.

Dimensions: Diameter 15.8 cm

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

 

     
     
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