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    Sale 5323

    British Ceramics & Glass 1630-1830

    14 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 101

    A WORCESTER TRANSFER-PRINTED TWO-HANDLED DOUBLE-LIPPED SAUCEBOAT

    CIRCA 1755-58

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    A WORCESTER TRANSFER-PRINTED TWO-HANDLED DOUBLE-LIPPED SAUCEBOAT
    CIRCA 1755-58
    Probably inspired by a silver original, the scroll handles surmounted by oval bosses with shell moulded terminals, the reeded spout moulded with scrolls, the lobed overal body moulded with laurel-wreath panels printed in black with Men-O'-War in four vignettes, the interior printed with swans, heron and kingfisher in a wooded river landscape, painted to the interior rim in an oriental palette with stylised flowers, the moulded wreath ornament enriched in green with purple tendrils, the reeded spouts, handles and terminals enriched in a similar deep purple
    7½ in. (19.1 cm.) wide


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    Cf. Joseph Handley, 18th Century English Transfer-Printed Porcelain and Enamels, (Carmel, 1991) pp. 20 & 123 for an undecorated example with identical transfer print; see also Simon Spero and John Sandon, Worcester Porcelain 1751-1790, The Zorensky Collection, (Woodbridge, 1996) p. 378, no. 485

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