A Royal Worcester miniature vase and cover, circa 1921-23
Lot 185*
A Royal Worcester miniature vase and cover, circa 1921-23
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,259) inc. premium
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A Royal Worcester miniature vase and cover, circa 1921-23
Made for Queen Mary's Doll's House, of hexagonal panelled form, decorated in the 18th century style with panels of Fancy Birds reserved on a scale-blue ground, the painting by George Johnson, indistinctly signed, 3.3cm high, factory mark in gold (2)

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  • Provenance: from the Barbara Sandon Collection. A similar vase is in the Museum of Worcester Porcelain, illustrated by Henry Sandon, Royal Worcester Porcelain (1973), pl.160. Another pair is in the Ewers-Tyne Collection, illustrated by John Sandon, Worcester Porcelain at Cheekwood (2008), p.209, fig. 135.

    Commissioned from 1921, the completed Queen Mary's Doll's House was first shown at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924, attracting 1.6 million visitors. Royal Warrant holders were approached to make miniature objects for the house and in lue of payment duplicates could be made for publicity purposes. Two pairs of Worcester vases are still displayed in the Drawing Room and King's Bedroom of the Doll's House.
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  1. John Sandon
    Specialist - British Ceramics
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  2. Sarah Shirley-Priest
    Specialist - British Ceramics
    Bonhams
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    The Old House
    Solihull, B93 0HT
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