A Caughley creamer, figural panel by Duvivier, from the well known set
Lot 181
An important Caughley milk jug painted by Fidelle Duvivier, circa 1792
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,303) inc. premium
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An important Caughley milk jug painted by Fidelle Duvivier, circa 1792
Of spirally shanked form, the bucket-shaped body moulded with twenty four wrythen flutes, painted by Duvivier at the Chamberlain workshop in Worcester, a panel beneath the spout with a drummer boy in black tricorn hat, blue jacket and red breeches, holding a small drum and a raised drumstick, the ground with scattered sprigs in green and gold, 8.5cm high


  • This jug formed part of an important Caughley tea and coffee service painted with figural subjects by Fidelle Duvivier during a brief period of work at the Chamberlain factory in October 1792. At this time, the Chamberlains were decorating Caughley blanks. The wage records for that month include the entry 'M DEVIEA', presumably phonetic spelling for Monsieur Duvivier. The service is discussed by Geoffrey Godden, Chamberlain-Worcester Porcelain (1982), pp.194-196 where a convincing argument for the Duvivier attribution is made. Other pieces from the service are illustrated at pl.30, p.54 and pls 238-41, pp.195-196. No other Caughley porcelain is found with similar decoration. Indeed, it appears that Duvivier left Worcester before this single service was complete as a few pieces from the set appear to be by another hand. See the spoon tray from the Billie Pain Collection sold in these rooms 26 November 2003, lot 332.
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