A fine Worcester teapot and cover, circa 1754-55

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Lot 80
A fine Worcester teapot and cover, circa 1754-55

Sold for £ 17,500 (US$ 21,862) inc. premium
A fine Worcester teapot and cover, circa 1754-55
Of slightly compressed globular form with a delicately pointed knop, painted in bright enamels with a Chinaman carrying a parasol, a boy holding a basket following him, wispy willow trees on either side, the reverse with two comical birds perched on a flowering branch, a moth and a flower sprig on the cover, 11.7cm high (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Cohen Collection, exhibited by Albert Amor Ltd, 24 April-14 May 1992, no.43
    The Sidders Collection, exhibited by Albert Amor Ltd 11 October-31 October 1985, no.7

    A very similar teapot is in the Williamsburg Collection, accession no. 1982-46, illustrated by Samuel M Clarke, Worcester Porcelain in the Colonial Williamsburg Collection (1987), p.23, pl.9. The same pattern, with the addition of a seated figure, is found on cylindrical and bell-shaped mugs including the example in the British Museum from the Wallace Elliot Collection, illustrated by Aileen Dawson, The Art of Worcester Porcelain (2007), p.54. See also a mug and a coffee cup from The Crane Collection, sold in these rooms, 31 March 2010, lots 88 and 89. The painting is reminiscent of that found on Staffordshire white saltglaze and opaque white glass.
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A fine Worcester teapot and cover, circa 1754-55
A fine Worcester teapot and cover, circa 1754-55
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