An impressive pair of Worcester hexagonal 'Frill' vases and covers circa 1770-72

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Lot 207*
An impressive pair of Worcester hexagonal 'Frill' vases and covers circa 1770-72

Sold for £ 16,132 (US$ 20,110) inc. premium
An impressive pair of Worcester hexagonal 'Frill' vases and covers
circa 1770-72
in the rococo taste, elaborately decorated with colourful garlands of modelled flowers complete with 'hot cross bun buds' hung from ribbon bows and two female mask handles, a band of coloured shell-like 'frills' beneath, painted with colourful flowers and fancy insects, the shoulders with six pierced rococo trellis cartouches framed in puce and gold, the covers with further applied flowers, florets and large roses as finials, 39.5cm (15 1/2in), one vase with impressed letters To on the footrim, the other with faint letter T (some body cracks, chips to bases, various losses to applied ornament) (4)

Footnotes

  • Related modelling on Frill vases occurs at Bow and at Bristol, and in both cases examples are recorded with T or To marks. This is the personal mark of John Toulouse who is likely to have been both the modeller and the 'repairer' who supervised the assembly of these vases. A very similar pair, also marked with the letters To, is illustrated by John Sandon, Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, colour pl. 85. Another is in the Frank Lloyd collection, fig. 125
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