A fine pair of Worcester hexagonal vases and cover circa 1767-68

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Lot 170*
A fine pair of Worcester hexagonal vases and cover circa 1767-68

Sold for £ 33,600 (US$ 42,004) inc. premium
A fine pair of Worcester hexagonal vases and cover
circa 1767-68
of tapering form with domed covers surmounted by mushroom finials, painted with groups of four 'fancy' birds before twisted fruiting branches, their striped plumage painted in a pale palette, smaller bird panels on the shoulders and covers, reserved on a powder blue ground gilt with trailing flowering plants, 37.6cm (14 3/4in) (one with rim chip, the other with rim chip and associated crack and chip to foot, one cover with restored area to inner flange) (4)

Footnotes

  • Zorensky catalogue, fig 324. A fine pair of hexagonal vases and cover, with scale blue grounds, were sold in these rooms on 7 September 2005, lot 112 and another pair from The Zorensky Collection on 16 March 2004, lot 181. Powder blue examples are somewhat rarer and slightly earlier in date
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