Finely moulded large Breakfast Bowl and Stand, Worcester, open crescent marks, c.1770


This large breakfast bowl and stand are decorated with the Chrysanthemum pattern, the upper (outer) surface being ornately moulded with three different flower heads and trailing foliage. The centre of each piece is painted in underglaze blue with a single chrysanthemum flower, and the border is derived from the early Eighteenth Century French lambrequins, such as the decoration found on Rouen faience and Saint-Cloud porcelain.

An open crescent mark to both pieces.

Of a size not often encountered in First Period Worcester, this bowl and stand would probably have been intended for use in the consumption of hot chocolate or breakfast tea.

Condition: Excellent - no chips, cracks or restoration. The moulded decoration on the stand is perhaps the most finely detailed example of the pattern I have seen.

Dimensions: Stand - Diameter 14.9 cm; Bowl - Diameter 10.1 cm

Worcester Blue and White Porcelain 1751-1790, Branyan, French & Sandon, I.E.49 (Barrie & Jenkins, 1989).

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


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