Baluster vase
Lot 8*
An important early Worcester baluster vase circa 1752-3
Sold for £2,640 (US$ 4,416) inc. premium
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An important early Worcester baluster vase
circa 1752-3
of plain baluster shape, painted with a 'Strolling Chinaman' type figure standing with one hand on his hip, the other hand holding a long cane, dressed in a rose pink shirt and long trousers in opaque blue enamel, a low fence behind linking fanciful rockwork or roots sprouting a pine tree and branches of colourful blossom, three rocks in the foreground and a hut on a tiny island on the reverse, the green diaper border with flowerhead panels, 28cm (11in) high (cracked with some in-filling, a section of the neck rim restored)

Footnotes

  • Zorensky Catalogue, fig. 27. A garniture of three related vases was in the J.P. Raison collection, Christies 2 November 1998, lot 133 and is illustrated by John Sandon, Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, p. 224. Chinese figure painting of this type has been linked to enamelling found on opaque white glass as well as Staffordshire saltglazed stoneware and Longton Hall porcelain. It is likely that the decorators responsible had links with Staffordshire prior to introducing this style at Worcester.
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