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Lot 215
A Worcester teacup and saucer
circa 1770

Sold for £ 7,800 (US$ 10,984) inc. premium
A Worcester teacup and saucer
circa 1770
Of plain form, decorated in the workshop of James Giles, painted with sprays of fruit and flowers including strawberries, a pear, a cut peach and roses and tulips within scrolling gilt cartouches reserved upon a turquoise ground, the saucer 13cm diam, underglaze blue crossed swords and numeral 9 marks (a crack to lower handle terminal, some misfiring to enamels) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: This is one of a group of three fine Worcester cups and saucers of this pattern sold in these rooms 7 March 2001, lot 121. Another example is illustrated by Hanscombe (2005) and a matching teapot was included in Albert Amor's James Giles Exhibition, 1977, fig 31
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