An important Worcester plate decorated in the workshops of James Giles circa 1770-1775

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Lot 179
An important Worcester plate decorated in the workshops of James Giles
circa 1770-1775

Sold for £ 1,140 (US$ 1,409) inc. premium
An important Worcester plate decorated in the workshops of James Giles
circa 1770-1775
Of silver shape, the centre painted with a 'fancy' bird by a rustic fence and berried branches, the border with floral sprays and sprigs, a crest of an arm holding a scimitar above and the arms of Edward Stratford, 2nd Earl of Aldborough below, supported by figures of Fame and Mars and the motto 'Virtuti Nihil Obstat Et Armis', 22.7cm diam (broken and restuck)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Godden Reference Collection. Exhibited: Stoke-on-Trent Museum, ECC Armorials Exhibition 2008. Illustrated by Geoffrey Godden, Eighteenth-Century English Porcelain, pps 166-167 and colour plate XV, by Stephen Hanscombe, The Early James Giles and his Contemporary Decorators (2008), Number 167 and again by Stephen Hanscombe, Armorial Porcelain decorated in the London Workshop of James Giles, ECC Trans, Vol 20, Part 1, 2008, pl 28, p 132. Plates painted in this style with a fancy bird and floral sprays are relatively often found. Some show signs of a crest having been removed from the rim, apparently the same crest that appears on this lot. The arms of those of the 2nd Earl of Aldborough who married Barbara Herbert, granddaughter of the 8th Earl of Pembroke in 1765. The arms are 'accollé', ie the arms of the husband and wife are placed side by side rather than being combined into a single shield. As there is no coronet, it could be assumed that the plate was made prior to Edward's accession to the earldom in 1777. However, he was not entitled to use Fame and Mars as supporters until his accession, by which time Giles had ceased his business. Stephen Hanscombe suggests that this plate might have been a sample piece decorated in anticipation, just towards the end of the life of the Giles workshop. It is interesting to note that a petal on one of the sprigs has had detail added by pressing a finger or thumb into the unfired enamel. This lot is certainly the only example of this pattern recorded
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