An extremely rare Worcester octagonal teabowl and saucer circa 1752-3
Lot 56
An extremely rare Worcester octagonal teabowl and saucer circa 1752-3
Sold for £9,360 (US$ 15,002) inc. premium

Lot Details
An extremely rare Worcester octagonal teabowl and saucer
circa 1752-3
Painted in colours with a Chinese lady or 'Long Eliza' holding a ruyi hung with a ribbon, standing by a diagonal tree with a garden seat behind, a boy runs towards her with his arms raised, curious shaped rocks at the sides, a simple ribboned Precious Object inside the bowl, the saucer 11.2cm wide, the bowl 7cm diam (the saucer with a tiny chip and several firing blemishes) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the LCA Quie Collection, the Faith and Dewayne Perry Collection, exhibited by Simon Spero, October 2008, catalogue no. 29. This rare pattern is only known on teabowls and saucers of this distinctive shape. A similar example in the A J Smith Collection is illustrated by Simon Spero, Lund's Bristol and Early Worcester Porcelain (2005), fig. 84. The Smith Collection also includes a vase, fig. 81, featuring a similar boy in reverse.
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