A Worcester teabowl and saucer pencilled in black with Chinese flowers and butterflies, saucer 12.2c

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Lot 127
A rare Worcester teabowl and saucer circa 1754-55

Sold for £ 621 (US$ 776) inc. premium
A rare Worcester teabowl and saucer
circa 1754-55
of plain thrown shape, boldly pencilled in black with oriental flower sprays and a butterfly, the border with flowerheads and foliage, with four evenly spaced groups of leaves picked out in iron red and gold, saucer, 12.2cm (fine crack to teabowl) (2),

Footnotes

  • This unusual decoration is presumably based on a Chinese original. A related teapot and cover is illustrated by H. RissiK Marshall, Coloured Worcester Porcelain, pl. 10, no. 167
A Worcester teabowl and saucer pencilled in black with Chinese flowers and butterflies, saucer 12.2c
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