A fine Royal Worcester vase and cover by George Owen, dated 1913
Lot 254
A fine Royal Worcester vase and cover by George Owen, dated 1913
£15,000 - 18,000
US$ 25,000 - 30,000
Lot Details
A fine Royal Worcester vase and cover by George Owen, dated 1913
Of globular form supported by four mask feet, the gilded double ring handles with mask terminals, the low domed cover with a pointed finial, most of the surface of both pieces finely pierced with a band of honeycomb and a slightly narrower band of unique design, formal gilded borders on the vase, the cover with two bands of applied jewels, the knop also extensively pierced, 13.4cm high, incised G. Owen, shaped number 2481 and factory marks in gold (2)

Footnotes

  • Purchased from Waring and Gillow in 1918 by Thomas Walter Fletcher, the grandfather of the present owner. Tom Fletcher was a successful Nottingham lace and textile manufacturer. Because of his interest in lace, Fletcher was attracted by a selection of Worcester reticulated vases on display in the London department store. Over a period of a few years, Tom Fletcher purchased seven pieces of George Owen's work. Two further George Owen vases from Tom Fletcher's collection were sold in these rooms 8 April 2009, lots 200 and 201.

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