Pair of vases
Lot 387*
A fine pair of Worcester vases the porcelain circa 1770
Sold for £1,560 (US$ 2,622) inc. premium
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A fine pair of Worcester vases
the porcelain circa 1770
of shouldered form with capstan-shaped necks, painted in the 19th century in the style of James Giles with three panels of Chinese figures, reserved on a pink scale ground gilt with floral sprigs, gilt dentil rims, 21cm (8 1/4in) (covers lacking, one with restored crack) (2)

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  • Zorensky catalogue, fig N. Provenance: the Wills Collection (Littlecote). Examination of the surface of the glaze reveals the 'shadow' of the earlier decoration. Although the pink scale ground is not quite of the same colour as that found on genuine Giles work, the painting of the birds and vegetation is very convincing. The figures, derived from illustrations by Jean Pillement, would look more comfortable if seen on gold anchor Chelsea. An hexagonal vase and cover, redecorated in similar style, is in the Lady Binning Collection at Fenton House, Hampstead and is discussed by H Rissik Marshall in The Antique Collector, April 1956 issue
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