A Worcester small vase
Lot 73
A fine and rare Worcester small vase, circa 1752-53
Sold for £13,125 (US$ 22,047) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine and rare Worcester small vase, circa 1752-53
Of flattened, quatrelobed shape applied with two rudimentary handles in the manner of an archaic Chinese form, painted in colours in Kakiemon style with the 'Banded Hedges' pattern of flowering prunus and bamboo issuing from green and red banded hedges, the reverse painted with a formal flowering plant, 9.9cm high


  • Provenance: The Rous Lench Collection, sold at Sotheby's 1 July 1986, lot 225. This is one of a small group of early Worcester vase shapes inspired by Chinese porcelain prototypes, of which this is a particularly rare version. An example painted with a Chinese figure was in the Zorensky Collection, see John Sandon and Simon Spero, Worcester Porcelain (1996), fig 25. The use of Kakiemon decoration on Worcester at this date is discussed by Simon Spero, Lund's Bristol and Early Worcester Porcelain (2006), chapter 10
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