A rare Worcester teacup and a saucer, circa 1765-70

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Lot 98
A rare Worcester teacup and a saucer, circa 1765-70

£ 1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,300 - 2,000
A rare Worcester teacup and a saucer, circa 1765-70
Decorated in the Giles workshop, the cup with a plain loop handle, painted in two tones of green, black, puce and gold with groups of pointed leaves growing from meandering tendrils, some bearing groups of puce berries, saucer 12.2cm diam, cup with crossed swords and numeral 9. mark (slight wear to gilding on saucer, probably married) (2)

Footnotes

  • A related leaf design occurs on Bow and on Chinese wares painted in London during the 1740s and early 1750s, a time when James Giles was working at Kentish Town. See also the similarly decorated early Worcester coffee pot and cover from the Zorensky Collection, sold by Bonhams 23 February 2005, lot 20. A teacup of the same pattern, attributed to Giles, is illustrated by Gerald Coke, In Search of James Giles (1983), pl.9a.
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