A superb Worcester milk or cream jug
Lot 77
A superb Worcester milk or cream jug, circa 1753-4
Sold for £27,500 (US$ 43,126) inc. premium

Lot Details
A superb Worcester milk or cream jug
A superb Worcester milk or cream jug, circa 1753-4
The ribbed pear shaped body rising from a leaf-shaped foot, the rim with delicate scallops and barbs, the moulded double scroll handle with a curled thumbrest, painted in Chinese famille rose style with two long-tailed pheasants, one standing on the ground in front of a fantastic forked rock in blue enamel, the other bird on top of the rockwork amongst branches of flowering peonies and daisies,
8.6cm high

Footnotes

  • This popular pattern on early Worcester teawares was always finely-executed on objects potted with exceptional care. The design, copied from a Chinese Yongzheng original, is found on Chinese Export porcelain of eggshell thinness. No other Worcester example combining this delightful shape with this pattern is apparently recorded. A Worcester small coffee pot of the pattern was in the Ron Butti collection sold in these rooms 10 May 2006, lot 26. A matching saucer dish and a larger coffee pot were in the Zorensky collection, part 1, lot 20 and part 2, lot 13 and these are discussed by John Sandon and Simon Spero, (1996), figs 4 and 5. A teapot was sold in these rooms on 9 September 2009, lot 67. A teabowl and saucer is discussed by Simon Spero, Lund's Bristol and Early Worcester Porcelain (2005), p 164, fig 76. For a trio in the British Museum see Aileen Dawson, The Art of Worcester Porcelain (2007), fig 9
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