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    Sale 1983

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art And Ceramics

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 325

    A PAIR OF WORCESTER IVORY-GROUND PILGRIM BOTTLES

    DATED 1875, PUCE PRINTED AND PAD CROWNED MARKS, IMPRESSED 210, DESIGNED BY JAMES HADLEY, LIKELY PAINTED BY THE CALLOWHILLS

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    A PAIR OF WORCESTER IVORY-GROUND PILGRIM BOTTLES
    DATED 1875, PUCE PRINTED AND PAD CROWNED MARKS, IMPRESSED 210, DESIGNED BY JAMES HADLEY, LIKELY PAINTED BY THE CALLOWHILLS
    In the Chinoiserie taste, each of typical form, the short neck flanked by bracket handles, the body molded front and back with pottery vignettes including kiln stacking, wheel turning, and glazing and painting, all on a speckled gilt ground, the footrim molded with stylized lotus lappets and raised on four bracket feet
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) high (2)


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    Worcester first presented this model at the 1871-72 International Exhibition in London. See The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the International Exhibition 1871, Second Division, p. 59, for a line drawing and description. The scenes on the present pair of vases are based upon 18th century Chinese watercolors. For two similar watercolors entitled Le Tourneur and Garnissage d'un four in the Musée Het Princesshof, Leeuwarden, Pay-Bas, see Jean d'Albis and Céleste Romanet, la porcelaine de Limoges, Paris, 1980, pp. 226 and 228, figs. 256 and 258.