11 October 2002,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 705
GBP 500 - GBP 800
A Worcester reeded coffee cup
Of flared form with a double scroll handle, painted in a bright Oriental palette with insects among scattered sprigs and flowering branches (some staining and kiln warping)
2 3/8 in. (6cm.) high
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Cf. Simon Spero & John Sandon, Worcester Porcelain 1751-1790, The Zorensky Collection (Woodbridge, 1996), p. 80, no. 24.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
In addition to the condition described in the catalogue there is a short hairline crack to the rim.
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