A very rare and fine Worcester dry mustard pot and cover, circa 1752
Lot 87
A very rare and fine Worcester dry mustard pot and cover, circa 1752
Sold for £27,500 (US$ 46,174) inc. premium
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A very rare and fine Worcester dry mustard pot and cover, circa 1752
Of gentle baluster form with a turned foot, the low domed cover with a broad rim and mushroom finial, delicately painted in a particularly bright palette with a group of flowering plants growing around a fence and tall hollow rockwork, their stems trailing round to the reverse, two insects in flight above, the cover with a charming spray and another insect, 10.5cm high, incised line on footrim (2)

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  • Provenance: A British private collection. A related dry mustard pot on a similar domed foot, lacking a cover, painted with a strutting bird is illustrated by Simon Spero in the Klepser collection catalogue (1984) p.25, colour pl.7 and pl.8. No similar example of this rare form and decoration, retaining its cover appears to have been recorded in the literature. A related design is found on a small number of early mugs, the difference being the addition of a bird in the branches above the rockwork. See Simon Spero, Lund's Bristol and the Early Worcester Porcelain (2005), p 160 for an example which shares the same sparkling palette and fine quality potting.
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