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Worcester Hexagonal Bottle Vase c1754

Heading :  Worcester hexagonal bottle vase with stork and floral decoration 
Date : c1753-55
Period : George II
Marks : None 
Origin : Worcester, England
Colour : Polychrome 
Pattern : Floral and stork decoration with floral band to rim 
Features : Hexagonal moulded 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None 
Dimensions : 12cm height 
Weight :98 grams

Reference :

Worcester Porcelain by Henry Sandon Pl. 16


The crane-like bird, head demurely lowered, is one of the most evocative and endearing images on early Worcester porcelain.  It recurs on a range of cream jugs, teawares and in the reserved panels of sauceboats and creamboats.  In its simplest form, flanked by arching plants, this engaging theme is almost entirely drawn form the imagination of the Worcester designers.  Imbued with Chinese and Japanese idioms, it directly imitates neither.  In this sense, it embodies the parallels with the indianische blumen of Meissen, wherein Chinese and Japanese motifs were interwoven so as to create an entirely fresh decoration idiom with its own palette, style and chinoiserie atmosphere.  The bird also occurs incorporated into a famille rose design on Bow of approximately the same period.  Such direct parallels between these two factories during the 1750’s are seldom encountered.



The range of small moulded vases, principally devised for decorative purposes, which were such a feature of the early production, were not mirrored elsewhere in contemporary factories.  Yet this innovative output was not without its technical handicaps.  The most serious of these problems was distortion in the firing, which often affected the slightly larger vases.  Even the small hexagonal vases sometimes suffered contortions, twisting their upper sections askew.


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  • Product Code: 2019043005
  • Availability: Sold
  • £750.00

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