A Worcester coffee cup circa 1762-65

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Lot 44
A Worcester coffee cup circa 1762-65

Sold for £ 576 (US$ 788) inc. premium
A Worcester coffee cup
circa 1762-65
Of plain U shape with a grooved handle, brightly enamelled with the 'Valentine' pattern of billing doves on a quiver, a garlanded breadfruit tree and hearts on an altar, a 'pencilled' border of purple scrollwork inside, 5.7cm (2 1/4in) high

Footnotes

  • The origin of this design is a Chinese service made for Commodore Anson. This is discussed by David Howard, A Tale of Three Cities exhibition catalogue (1997), p. 107, fig. 128. Similar single coffee cups were sold in these rooms, Phillips 13 September 2000, lot 145, in the Watney collection part 1, 1 November 2000, lot 986 and in the Billie Pain collection, 26 November 2003, lot 148. Another cup was shown by Albert Amor Ltd., Autumn exhibition 2001, fig. 21.
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