A Worcester waisted vase, bird and snail,

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Lot 60
A fine and early Worcester vase
circa 1754

Sold for £ 9,600 (US$ 13,249) inc. premium
A fine and early Worcester vase
circa 1754
Of 'Scratch Cross' type, the thinly thrown waisted vase painted with the 'Bird and Snail' pattern, the bird perched on one of two gnarled branches which stand beside a small red fence, looking down towards a snail on the ground below, the reverse with bamboo and rockwork, 14.6cm high (minute rim chip)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Rous Lench Collection, Christie's, 30 May 1990, lot 454, Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, lot 21. Three bell shaped mugs with identical decoration are recorded, each inscribed on the base E x L 1754. One of these from the Grant Dixon collection is at Ampleforth Abbey. Another is in the Victoria and Albert Museum. The third is at Colonial Williamsburg. See John Sandon, The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain (1993), p. 68 and Samuel Clarke, Worcester Porcelain in the Colonial Williamsburg Collection (1987), pl 8. A water bottle and basin, also from the Rous Lench Collection is now in the Museum of Worcester Porcelain. In each case the design is drawn with particular care. A vase of this shape features in the rococo ornament decorating the price list of Worcester's London warehouse, circa 1754-55, see John Sandon, op cit, p. 223. The treatment of the enamelling and the composition should be compared with the smaller vase in the R David Butti Collection, 10 May 2006, lot 33
A Worcester waisted vase, bird and snail,
A Worcester waisted vase, bird and snail,
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