Worcester Rich Queens Pattern Tea Bowl and Saucer c1765-68
Heading : Worcester Fluted tea bowl and saucer
Date : 1765-1768
Period : George III
Marks : None
Origin : Worcester, England
Colour : Kakiemon palette
Pattern : Rich Queens pattern
Features : Fluted tea bowl and saucer. The fluting on the body is well defined as is the inverted scalloped rim. A steep incline lip to the saucer
Size : Teabowl 5.4cm tall by 8.5cm in diameter, saucer 13.0 cm in diameter
Condition : Saucer undamaged, kiln dirt in the glaze to the reverse from manufacture. Tea bowl has a 5cm scratch inside the bowl. This is not a crack.
Weight : 195 grams
Porcelain imports from Japan dwindled from 1725 to 1745. Cheaper Chinese imports were available via the East India Company (VOC), Japan patterns were obviously very popular with the gentry and Worcester and other manufactories took it upon themselves to copy the patterns. The Japan fan pattern and old Mosaic (or Mosaick) patterns, Queens pattern, rich Queens pattern , the Brocade pattern and others are all direct copies of Arita imports.
Reference : For an example within the Victoria and Albert museum
- Product Code: 20052016
- Availability: Sold