21 - 22 October 2010
A WORCESTER (FLIGHT, BARR & BARR) PORCELAIN TOPOGRAPHICAL THREE-PIECE GARNITURE
Circa 1804-13, iron-red script and impressed crowned monogram marks
Each flanked by gilt dolphin handles, the central vase of shield shape, the pair of baluster form, painted respectively with views of the Usk, Monmouthshire and of either a cottage in the snow or equestrian figures riding on a bridge, identified as Near Crogen, On the River Dee on the undersides, the reverse of each gilt with a central lozenge issuing foliate scrolls, the neck and foot with key-pattern
13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high, the central vase (3)
Purchased by the present owner's grandmother in London, 1938 and thence by descent.
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See H. Sandon, Flight and Barr Worcester Porcelain 1783-1840, Suffolk, 1978, pl. 63 for another example of the shield-shaped vase.
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