6 December 2004
A WORCESTER FLARED QUATREFOIL COFFEE-CUP
With elaborate moulded double-scroll handle, finely painted with an oriental holding a parasol and with two panels of flowering shrubs, one with a bird in its branches (crack to side near handle, two pieces broken from rim and restored)
2 5/8 in. (6.8 cm.) high
Mrs M.A. Stevens, sale in these Rooms, 2nd November 1981, lot 46.
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Cf. Henry Sandon, The Illustrated Guide to Worcester Porcelain (London, 1969), pl. 15.
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