An important Worcester bough pot circa 1757-58

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Lot 144
An important Worcester bough pot
circa 1757-58

Sold for £ 18,000 (US$ 22,374) inc. premium
An important Worcester bough pot
circa 1757-58
Of exuberant rococo form, the high scrolled back pierced with two holes, the fixed cover with a large opening surrounded by twenty-one smaller holes, the lobed sides moulded with three panels, the central panel painted in blue possibly by I Rogers with two birds perched on a rustic fence, two more in flight above, the side panels with more birds in flight, 21.6cm wide

Footnotes

  • The famous mug in the British Museum, signed under the base 'I Rogers Pinxit 1757' and painted in colours with birds has been the cause of much debate with regard to Worcester porcelains painted in the distinctive 'Mobbing Birds' style. See John Sandon, The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, colour plate 70, p 292. Certainly, more than one hand was involved. Related decoration in blue and white is often also attributed to Rogers on the basis of a similarity in style and composition of the painting. See Branyan, French and Sandon, I C 25, 25A, 26, 27 and 28 for the relevant blue and white patterns. The pattern seen on this lot does not appear to have been previously recorded and the bough pot represents an important addition to the group of Worcester decorated in this style
An important Worcester bough pot circa 1757-58
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