A Very Fine Worcester Porcelain Water Bottle with Pine Cone Group and Ripe Pomegranate Patterns c1780

Heading : A very Fine Worcester Porcelain Guglet - Pine Cone Group and Ripe Pomegranate patterns
Date : 1770-1785
Period : George III
Marks : Worcester shaded crescent mark to base
Origin : Worcester; England
Colour : Underglaze blue
Pattern : A combination of two popular patterns, often used as a pair on either side of larger vessels

Condition : Excellent; no chips, cracks or flakes; a little glaze shrinkage inside the foot rim
Restoration : None
Dimensions : 26.4 cm high x 12.7 cm diameter at widest point and 7.8cm diameter to foot rim
Weight : 645 grams

Eric Knowles Comments : Otherwise known as a water bottle, the name 'guglet' is derived from the same stem as 'gargoyle' and 'gurgle', which both - in turn - have common ancestry meaning both 'throat' and the noise of water being poured from, flowing through or being 'gargled' in an appropriate vessel or conduit ! 

References : 

Worcester Blue & White Porcelain 1751-1790  (Branyan, French & Sandon 1989) page 382/3

The Dictionary Of Worcester Porcelain 1751-1851  (John Sandon 1993) page 78

 

 

 

 

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  • £580.00


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