A Worcester high footed sauce boat, of large size, crisply moulded with cloud-shaped panels, with a Chinaman holding a pin-wheel, standing by a fence, the verso with a strutting bird, the base painted with flowers and leaves, panelled green diaper border, 23cm long, c.1753-54 Provenance: The Crane Collection, Bonhams, 2010, Lot 46.
A Worcester octagonal coffee cup, delicately painted with a Chinese gentleman standing by a pedestal, flanked by two flower vases and panels of flowering peony, moths and insects, scroll handle, curved thumb rest, 6cm high, c. 1753 Ref: a similar cup is in the Barbara Leake Collection, Bonhams, Lot 164
A Worcester The Plantation pattern coffee cup, painted in underglaze blue with huts, landscape, trees and foliage, the verso with buildings and foliage, ribbed handle, c.1754
A rare Worcester globular teapot and cover, slightly grooved handle, pencilled in black enamels and highlighted in gilt with formal Chinese style plants beneath a border of shells and scrolls, domed cover, flower finial, 14cm high, c.1755 Provenance: Zorensky Collection. Part II, Bonhams, P.37 Vendor's Note: Pencilled means a small pointed brush, which paints the fine outline.
A rare Worcester chrysanthemum moulded tea bowl, the exterior decorated with flowers, the interior with a border of colourful flowers, c.1756 Note: For a similar example see Zorensky Collection, Part.III. Bonhams, Lot 54
A rare Worcester coffee cup, pencilled in black with oriental flower sprays, some picked out in gilt, the interior with stylised foliate scroll border, c.1755
est £200.00 - £400.00 (unsold)
A rare Worcester Hibiscus pattern bowl, with sacred scroll, large honeysuckle flower, trailing vines and an insect, the interior with floral sprigs and insects, 12cm diam, Chas Crane Collection label, c.1752-54
A rare Worcester tea bowl and saucer, pencilled in black with a Chinoiserie scene with a man holding a parasol and bird, by a pine tree, fence and birds in flight, lambrequin border, the saucer 11.8cm diam, workman's mark to tea bowl, c.1756 Provenance: The Zorka Hodgson Collection, Bonhams, Lot 70
A Worcester Valentine pattern tea bowl and saucer, decorated with two doves perched on a quiver of arrows, two hearts on an alter and a garlanded tree, puce pencilled border, c.1756 Note. The original 'Valentine' pattern was a design created by Percy Brett, copied onto Chinese porcelain as a special presentation service made for Commodore Anson in 1743, probably as a wedding gift. This was copied by Worcester. Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part 2, Bonhams, Lot 16 The Rous Lech Collection, Christies 1990, Lot 455
est £200.00 - £300.00 (unsold)
A Worcester quatrelobed bottle shape vase, lug handles, painted in coloured enamels in 'Rogers' style, with a Meissen type bouquet of colourful flowers, scattered sprigs, the verso with butterfly, 16.6cm high, c.1758 Ref: a similar vase in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, Lot 40
est £400.00 - £600.00 (unsold)
A Worcester Banded Hedge and Ho-Ho bird pattern bell shaped coffee cup, flared rim, wish boned handle, decorated with fanciful bird, flowering vases and sprigs, the interior with flower sprigs border, brown lined rim, 5.9cm high, c. 1753-54 Provenance: The Frank Wheeldon Collection, Bonhams 2008, Lot 50
A Worcester Long Eliza and Snake in the Basket pattern Scratched Cross Type circular bowl, painted with figure holding a fan, by a tree, the interior with small vignette of island, incised line to foot rim, 12.6 diam, c.1753-54 Provenance: Christies Sale 5323, November 2007
A Worcester hexagonal moulded cream boat, of small size, with double scroll handle, the spout with leaf in relief, moulded fancy C-scroll cartouche painted with floral bouquet, floral sprigs to the interior and exterior, 5.4 cm high, c.1752 Vendor's Note: there is a lot of spit on this item, it shows just how difficult it was to correctly fire a piece at this time, and the fact they decorated it, shows how rare complete pieces were, they could not afford to make it a waster so they decorated over the spit. Ref. Similar cream boats can be seen in the Crane Collection, Bonhams, 2010, Lots 30, 31 and 32
A Worcester high footed sauce boat, moulded with panels and floral cartouches, painted with 'strutting birds' flanked by flowering plants and hollow rockwork, the interior with a flower spray, diaper and half flowerheads border, 16.7 cm long, c.1753 Provenance: The Frank Wheeldon Collection, Bonhams, Lot 65
A Worcester Boy on a Buffalo pattern Sparrow Beak jug, of Scratch Cross Type, pencilled in black with a continuous landscape with boy riding a buffalo, stylised tree, boats and birds in flight, 8cm high, incised line in the foot rim, small black dot workman's mark, c.1754 Note: Similar pattern in Lot 74, The Zorka Hodgson Collection, Lot 129; The Billy Pane Collection. Lot 7; The Zorensky Collection, Part l, Bonhams. The pattern is directly copied from Chinese Porcelain.
A Worcester Boy on a Buffalo tea bowl and saucer, pencilled in monochrome with a boy riding a buffalo in a continuous landscape, with house, large spreading tree, boats and birds in flight, the saucer 12.5cm diam, decorator's marks, c.1755-56 Vendor's Note: Pencilled means a small pointed brush, which paints the fine outline
A Worcester butter boat, moulded with overlapping geranium leaves, the interior outlined in black with coloured pink, green and yellow flowers and foliage, small loop handle, 8.4cm wide, c.1754 - 55 Note: This shape is rarely found with polychrome decoration. The palette used suggests an earlier date than most blue and white examples.
A Worcester coffee cup, decorated in the Japanese manner with Prunus Root issuing from a bed of red and green leaves, red line rim, scroll handle, 6.6 cm high, c.1752 Provenance: The Watney Collection, Part 1, Lot 176 The Zorensky Collection, Bonhams, Part III, Lot 1 The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection Part 1, Lot 12 The Crane Collection, Bonhams 2010, Lot 14
A Worcester Cos Lettuce sauce boat, curved stalk handle, decorated with flowers, buds and leaves in pastel shades, the interior flower spray, brown rim line, 22cm long, c.1754-56 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection Part II, Bonhams, Lot 4
est £100.00 - £150.00 (unsold)
A Worcester Cos lettuce sauce boat, moulded in relief, delicately painted with coloured flowers and sprigs, brown line rim, curled spout, stalk handle, c.1754 Note: This shape was copied from the Meissen style and were only made for approx. two years . Ref: similar shapes can be seen in the Zorensky Collection, Bonhams, Part II
An early Worcester Transitional Period tea bowl, printed in monochrome after James Hancock, with ornithological study of two finches, perched on a branch, other birds in flight, black line rim, 7.2cm diam, c.1755-56 Note: The Experimental Period. `Smokey Primitives' 1753-55 and the Transitional Period. 1755-56.
A Worcester double lipped moulded sauce boat, double scroll handles, flattened oval thumb rests, shell moulded lips, moulded in relief with leafy cartouches, each printed in monochrome with Man-o-Wars the interior with swans, herons and other water birds in a tranquil scene, 18cm long, c.1755 Provenance: Christies Country House Sale (5982), Wednesday 02 December 2009, Lot 296 Vendor's Note: For similar pattern, the Zorensky Collection. Part III, Bonhams, Lot 247. The source of the warship prints is unknown, or the reason for placing a group of freshwater birds in the centre.
est £400.00 - £600.00 (unsold)
An early Worcester Transitional Period saucer, printed in monochrome after James Hancock, with ornithological study of a cock, hen and chicks, other birds in flight, black line rim, 12.3cm diam, Bayley Collection label, c.1755-56 Note: The Experimental Period. `Smokey Primitives' 1753-55 and the Transitional Period. 1755-56.
A Worcester Transitional Period Cock, Hen and Chicks pattern leaf dish, moulded with naturalistic vines, the handle a curled leaf stalk, printed in black after James Hancock, with cock, hen and birds in flight in monochrome, turquoise green border 17.2cm wide, c.1755-1756. Vendor's Note: The nearest I can find to this dish is lot 147 in the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams. Note: The Experimental Period. `Smokey Primitives' 1753-55 and the Transitional Period. 1755-56. In 1756 the Rococo Influence started which lasted until 1768.