A fine and rare pair of Worcester cornucopias circa 1754-55

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A fine and rare pair of Worcester cornucopias
circa 1754-55

Sold for £ 9,840 (US$ 13,857) inc. premium
A fine and rare pair of Worcester cornucopias
circa 1754-55
Of spiral moulded horn shape, the borders embossed with alternating flowerheads and leaves between bands of puce enamelled scrollwork, the spiral bodies brightly painted with flower sprays and sprigs in the Meissen style, 22cm high (small chip on one rim only) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Albert Amor Ltd Autumn Exhibition, 2001, fig. 20. Also exhibited in Amor's Worcester Porcelain 250 Years, April 2001, fig. 14, and the Dyson Perrins Museum commemorative exhibition in 1995, catalogue no. 25. The finely detailed European flower decoration on these remarkable examples relates to some cos lettuce sauceboats which were popular at the same period. The price list of Worcester's London warehouse records that cornucopias were sold for two shillings and sixpence each, while enamelled cos lettuce sauceboats were slightly more expensive at three shillings each for the smaller size.
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