A rare Worcester chocolate cup, circa 1768-70
Lot 113
A rare Worcester chocolate cup, circa 1768-70
Sold for £687 (US$ 1,155) inc. premium
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A rare Worcester chocolate cup, circa 1768-70
Of double ogee shape with unusual pierced scroll handles, very finely painted with the 'Chinese Musicians' pattern, with two cartouches of a Chinoiserie lady playing a tambourine and a man playing a triangle, the panels framed with gold scrollwork on a scale blue ground, smaller panels of flower sprigs and fancy birds, the interior decorated with a single gilded flower and a rich scrollwork border, 7cm high, square mark (section of one handle lacking)


  • A matching pair of cups and stands, with similar pierced handles, is in the Lady Ludlow Collection at the Bowes Museum, see Howard Coutts, Catalogue (2007), pp.218-9, fig.203. Another chocolate cup of this type was sold in these rooms 23 April 2008, lot 182. A chocolate cup and saucer with similar pierced handles is illustrated by H Rissik Marshall, Coloured Worcester Porcelain, pl. 14, fig. 247.
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