• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 291

    A WORCESTER TRANSFER-PRINTED 'KING OF PRUSSIA' BALUSTER MUG

    1757, DATED AND SIGNED RH. WORCESTER AND WITH THE REBUS OF AN ANCHOR

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    A WORCESTER TRANSFER-PRINTED 'KING OF PRUSSIA' BALUSTER MUG
    1757, DATED AND SIGNED RH. WORCESTER AND WITH THE REBUS OF AN ANCHOR
    Transfer printed after Robert Hancock with a half-length portrait of the King half-turned to the left, pointing to martial trophies and inscribed flags, the reverse with winged Fame blowing two trumpets
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired from James Bisback, Ontario, Canada.


    Literature

    R. Sharp, Ceramics: Ethics & Scandal, New York, 2002, p. 233.