A Worcester Marchioness of Ely trio, another coffee cup and a saucer, circa 1770-75
Lot 114
A Worcester Marchioness of Ely trio, another coffee cup and a saucer, circa 1770-75
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,853) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Worcester Marchioness of Ely trio, another coffee cup and a saucer, circa 1770-75
The coffee cup, teabowl and saucer decorated in the 'Marchioness of Ely' pattern of panels of Fancy Birds on a wet blue ground with rich gold scrollwork, the saucer 12.2cm diam, crescent marks, (small chip to coffee cup), the other coffee cup painted with cartouches of fancy birds and insects framed by gold scrollwork against a scale blue ground, square mark, the saucer with the same decoration but probably painted in the Giles workshop, the saucer 13cm diam, W mark (5)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the Marchioness of Ely trio from the Selwyn Parkinson collection, sold by Sotheby's 21 June 1966, lot 208. The scale blue saucer resembles Worcester factory decoration and pattern of gilding but includes an exuberant style of bird painting associated with the Giles workshop.
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