A fine Worcester cauliflower tureen, cover and stand, circa 1757-60
Lot 82
A fine Worcester cauliflower tureen, cover and stand, circa 1757-60
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,630) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine Worcester cauliflower tureen, cover and stand, circa 1757-60
Naturalistically modelled, the white florets enclosed by leaves shaded in tones of yellow and green, the stand moulded in the form of single curling leaf with stalk handle, the raised veins picked out in dark puce, with green shading to the rim, the stand 21.5cm wide, the tureen 10.6cm high (3)

Footnotes

  • Cauliflower tureens for dessert originated at Meissen and were copied at Chelsea. The use of vegetables and fruit for tureens was extremely popular through the mid 18th century, with many factories taking inspiration from Meissen. The 1755 sale of Chelsea porcelain included 'Two very fine colly flowers and 2 plates' (Day 9, lot 34). A very similar Worcester cauliflower tureen, on an identical leaf stand is in the collection at Cheekwood in Nashville, see John Sandon, Worcester Porcelain, the Ewers-Tyne Collection (2008), fig. 34
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