Early Worcs octagonal teabowl and saucer
Lot 47
A good Worcester teabowl and saucer circa 1754-55
Sold for £5,280 (US$ 8,755) inc. premium
Lot Details
A good Worcester teabowl and saucer
circa 1754-55
Of octagonal form, the teabowl with a slightly everted rim, printed in outline and delicately hand coloured with the 'Red Bull' pattern, the borders with half flowerheads alternating with green diaper panels, saucer 11.4cm (4 1/2in) diam (2)

Footnotes

  • The 'Red Bull' pattern is based on a Chinese famille rose design from the Yongzheng period and appears circa 1754-56 mostly on octagonal shapes. A similar teabowl and saucer was exhibited in Simon Spero's 1992 exhibition, fig. 27 and a single teabowl was in the Watney collection, part 3, lot 956. The pattern was reintroduced on plain shaped teawares circa 1762-65. Coloured-in 'Smokey Primitive' transfer prints are generally thought to be factory rather than independently decorated, although a pair of Chelsea beakers in the Melbourne Art Gallery, Victoria bears the same print and exactly the same colouring. The potting and decoration of this teabowl and saucer is particularly successful.
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.