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Lot 27
A rare Worcester decagonal or 'ten-square' bowl
circa 1753-54

Sold for £ 2,040 (US$ 2,719) inc. premium
A rare Worcester decagonal or 'ten-square' bowl
circa 1753-54
Painted in colours with two European landscape vignettes, one including two ladies and a gentleman in conversation, the other with a couple on a stroll, a church in the distance, flower bouquets in between and an insect covering a firing blemish, the interior with further sprigs and insects, a gothic style red border inside the rim, 12.8cm diam (some wear to enamels, minute rim chips, one larger chip fully glazed over during manufacture)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the Zorensky Collection, part 3, lot 25 and the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, part 1, lot 30. Exhibited by Simon Spero in 1995, catalogue fig. 23. A similar bowl is in the A.J. Smith Collection, illustrated by Simon Spero, Lund's Bristol and Early Worcester Porcelain (2006), fig. 134.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the incorrect lot numbers appear in the illustration on the catalogue
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