An early Worcester octagonal coffee cup circa 1752-3

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Lot 48
An early Worcester octagonal coffee cup circa 1752-3

Sold for £ 1,320 (US$ 1,830) inc. premium
An early Worcester octagonal coffee cup
circa 1752-3
Sharply moulded with a precise double scroll handle with a pointed thumbrest, the eight plain, upright sides painted either with a tall flowering plant or with two curious insects, 5.3cm (2 1/8in) high

Footnotes

  • From surviving examples it is clear that Worcester produced a large number of these octagonal cups during a short period 1752-54. The care taken over the painting varies and this example is particularly fine, with the unusual addition of a famille rose plant on the front. Many examples were in the Watney collection and cups of this type are discussed by Simon Spero (2006), fig. 65.
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