A Worcester Barr Period Porcelain Coffee Can and Saucer c1800


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Heading : A Worcester Barr Period Porcelain Coffee Can and Saucer
Date : 1792 -1807
Period : George III
Marks : Incised B to base of Coffee Can
Origin : Worcester. England
Colour : Polychrome and gilt
Pattern : Rich gilt band of acorns and Oak leaves against burnt orange reserves
Features : Coffee Can with ring and loop handle
Condition : 5mm long flake chip in the gilding on rim of saucer. A further flake chip in the foot string of the saucer
Restoration : None
Dimensions : Saucer 14cm. coffee can height 6.2cm
Weight : 190 grams


Eric Knowles Comments

A spectacular design featuring the Oak leaf and acorns synonymous with the celebrated Boscobel ‘Royal Oak’ where King Charles II  hid together with Colonel Careless from Cromwells patrols following his defeat in 1651 at the Battle of Worcester. After the Restoration King Charles related this episode to Samuel Pepys explaining that the Parliamentarian cavalry actually passed beneath the tree whilst he and Careless remained out of their sight. ”The Royal Oak’ tree was to later prove a popular name given to many a tavern throughout England and Wales.

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Weight500 g


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