A good early Worcester sauceboat circa 1753

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Lot 63
A good early Worcester sauceboat
circa 1753

Sold for £ 7,440 (US$ 10,233) inc. premium
A good early Worcester sauceboat
circa 1753
Of reeded shape with moulded shell-scroll rims and gadrooned foot, the handle with a pronounced thumbrest, painted in a distinctive palette with a spray of Oriental flowers and grasses, the reverse with a phoenix-like bird in flight, a smaller spray of grasses beneath the lip and peony sprig inside, 17.2cm long, a single scratched or incised line on the base beneath the handle

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the Zorensky Collection, part 1, lot 13, illustrated by John Sandon and Simon Spero, the Zorensky Collection (1996), fig. 10. Another was in the Sam and Jane Cole Collection sold in these rooms 10 December 2008, lot 107. A pair of similar sauceboats in the A J Smith Collection is illustrated by Simon Spero, Lund's Bristol and Early Worcester Porcelain (2005), fig. 120. The flying bird is inspired by Japanese Kakiemon but the overall design is Worcester's own creation, used on a classic silver shape.
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