A rare Worcester teapot and cover circa 1768-70

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Lot 271
A rare Worcester teapot and cover
circa 1768-70

Sold for £ 11,400 (US$ 15,680) inc. premium
A rare Worcester teapot and cover
circa 1768-70
Decorated in the Giles Workshop, of plain globular shape, boldly painted in bright colours with a large fruit spray featuring a bunch of grapes, a peach, a pear and a quince, two cherries and a rose beneath, the reverse with a further spray with a lemon, fig and damsons, a sprig of gooseberries beneath the spout and auriculas beneath the handle, gold ornament including graduated chevrons on the handle and spout, 14cm high, crossed swords mark in overglaze blue enamel (finial a restored replacement, minor chip to spout)

Footnotes

  • An almost identical fruit composition occurs on a Giles-decorated teapot with pink scale borders, illustrated by Stephen Hanscombe, James Giles China and Glass Painter (2005), fig. 39. The decoration is copied from contemporary Meissen painting of the 'Academic' period. Instead of copying the new Meissen mark, which had a dot between the swords, Giles copied the Worcester factory's version of an earlier Meissen crossed swords mark complete with a blue painter's number 9.
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