A Royal Worcester vase by George Owen, dated 1910
Lot 255
A Royal Worcester vase by George Owen, dated 1910
£9,000 - 11,000
US$ 15,000 - 18,000
Lot Details
A Royal Worcester vase by George Owen, dated 1910
Of globular form supported by four lappet feet, the elaborate gilded triple ring handles with mask terminals, the shaped rim applied with jewels also picked out in gold, pierced with a wide band of honeycomb below a narrower band of unique design, formal gilded borders above and below, 8.4cm high, incised G. Owen, shape number 2442 and factory mark in gold


  • Provenance: Thomas Walter Fletcher, purchased from Waring and Gillows, London. In 1918 Waring and Gillows sent to their good customer one of their publicity photographs showing George Owen at work. The photographs had been taken in the casting department at Royal Worcester ahead of a planned exhibition at Selfridges' store. In 1912 George Owen had been due to appear in the china department at Selfridges to demonstrate his unique skills. Unwilling to allow anyone to lern his secrets, Owen staged the photographs using already-fired vases. The photograph sent to Tom Fletcher includes, on the windowsill, a globular vase of identical shape to the present lot.
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