PATRICIAN ANTIQUES : ANTIQUE WORCESTER
PORCELAIN

BLUE & WHITE WARES: PAINTED OR PRINTED

 

 

In the 17th and early 18th century most of the wealthy had some blue and white Oriental porcelain. When the English manufacturers produced porcelain it was natural for them to turn to these examples for inspiration in shape and decoration. Worcester blue painted wares sold at a reasonable price and became very popular. This great and overwhelming demand lead the factory to experiment in printing. By the 1760's printing had been perfected and enabled Worcester to offer blue and white wares in larger quantities and at prices that competed with Chinese Export porcelain.

To date over 320 different patterns have been recorded over the forty years of production. For collectors this has provided a rich field of porcelain to explore and the diverse types of designs has lead to many interesting collections reflecting their owner's focus.

Suggested reading:

Worcester Blue & White Porcelain 1751-1790 by Branyon, French and Sandon.

 

 

See also Worcester, colored wares : British Porcelain 18th century::British Tea Bowls, Cups & Cans

All are First Period (Dr Wall) to 1783 unless attributed to another maker.

Stock #

 Item description

Date

Price

24019

BOWL. height 3 inches, diameter 7-1/4 inches. Painted with the "Rock Strata Island" Pattern. From the Ruby Brown Collection. A lake scene showing a house on a rocky island, the reverse with two boats in front of an island. Minor rim chip professionally restored. Section of interior border flowed in the making.

Mark: an open crescent.

Reference: Branyon, French and Sandon "Worcester Blue & White Porcelain 1751-1790" page 197

c.1770-80
$575.00

 

26393

MUSTARD POT, 2-3/4 inches high. Decorated in the "MANSFIELD" pattern.

Lid now missing

Mark: an open crescent.

 c.1770
 $275.00

 

40394

 Bowl, 5" diameter, BLUE & WHITE, painted "Waiting Chinaman" pattern. Mark: Underglaze blue small open crescent.

*small chip to rim

 1765-70

$375.00

 

33183 SOLD

 TREMBLEUSE CUP & SAUCER. BLUE & WHITE.

Cup , 2" high, saucer 5-1/2" diameter. Molded with narrow ribs. Painted blue lambrequin border.

MARK; Underglaze blue crescent


*Saucer; restoration to small chips on rim & foot rim

 1755-1760

SOLD

 

33185

 TEABOWL & SAUCER. BLUE & WHITE. Bowl 1-3/4" high, saucer 4-3/4"diameter.

"Chrysanthemum" molded pattern. Molded in low relief with intricate design of flowers and foliage. Blue diaper and petal borders.

MARK; Underglaze blue crescent.

For a similar item see Phillips Auction of the Watney Collection Lot #608

 c.1760

  $550.00

 

33196

 BOWL. 2-3/4"high, 5-3/4"diameter. Blue & white.

Printed "Birds in Branches" pattern. Reverse with birds in flight.

MARK; Underglaze blue hatched crescent

 c.1775

 $575.00

 

33191

 BOWL. 1-3/4"high, 3-3/4"diameter. Blue & white. "Chrysanthemum" molded pattern. Molded in low relief with intricate design of flowers and foliage.

Interior with a chrysanthemum and a lambrequin border.

MARK: Script "W"

 1760-1765

 $475.00

 

33194

 BOWL. 2-1/4"high, 4-3/4" diameter. Blue & white.

Printed "Fisherman & Cormorant" pattern. Interior with three rocks and cell border.

MARK; Underglaze blue hatched crescent

*chip and nibbles to foot rim

 1775-1780

 $375.00

 

33204

 BOWL, 3" high. 5-3/4" diameter. FEATHER molded with painted blue flowers. Crisply molded. Interior with floral spray and flower & leaf border.

MARK; None


* restoration to 2 small rim chips

 c. 1760

  $375.00

 

33190

SAUCE BOAT, 3-14 inches high, 6-1/4 inches long. Blue & white. Molded floral shape decorated with the "Strap Flute Floral" pattern

MARK; underglaze blue open crescent

* tiny chip to spout rim

 c.1775

 $850.00

 

33199

BUTTER TUB, 2-3/4 high, 4-1/4 diameter. Blue & white. Printed "Fence" pattern.

MARK; Underglaze blue crescent

* lugs & finial restored

 c. 1770

  $750.00

 

33201

 PLATE , 8 inches diameter. Blue & white. Lobed rim.

Printed "Pine Cone" pattern

MARK; Underglaze blue hatched crescent

* minor firing crack at rim

 c. 1775

  $550.00

 

33182

COFFEE POT, 7-3/4 inches high. Blue & white.

Printed "Three Flowers" pattern.

MARK: Script "W"

*restoration to tip of spout, finial bud & edge of one leaf

 c.1768

  $750.00

 

25600

SMALL JUNKET DISH, 8" diameter 1-1/2" high. Molded with spiral flutes. White body with underglaze blue and overpainted gold design.

FLIGHT.

Mark; Underglaze blue crescent

 c. 1790

$225.00

  

33202

  TEABOWL & SAUCER, 1-3/4"high, 4-3/4"diameter. Fluted shape with a gold dentil rim. White ground painted with bright blue (dry blue) flowers.

Mark: Underglaze blue seal.

*old restoration to small chip on rim.

 1760-65
 $375.00

 

33183 SOLD

 TREMBLEUSE CUP & SAUCER. BLUE & WHITE.

Cup , 2" high, saucer 5-1/2" diameter. Molded with narrow ribs. Painted blue lambrequin border.

MARK; Underglaze blue crescent


*Saucer; restoration to small chips on rim & foot rim

 1755-1760

SOLD
26743 SOLD

DO YOU NEED A LID?

SMALL LID. 2-1/8 " diameter. Interior diameter 1-3/8"

Fence pattern for a sparrow beak cream jug or hot milk jug. Could also be Caughley or Lowestoft. Bud finial broken through flower stem and reattached. Old repair with metal screw. Chip to underside of rim

1770
SOLD
26495 SOLD

LARGE MUG, 5-1/2" high, ,"Gilliflower Pattern ". Straight cylinder form, strap handle, blue rim. Printed with blue flowers and butterfy.

Restoration to cracks near rim; star crack in base

Mark: hatched crescent.

Reference: Branyon, French and Sandon "Worcester Blue & White Porcelain 1751-1790" page 400

1770
SOLD

40048 SOLD

 SMALL BOWL, 2" high , 3-3/4" diameter. Painted in the "Cannonball"pattern, with a house and trees by a large rock. In the foreground and the interior are the strange round rocks that give this pattern its name.

Mark: an open crescent.

 c.1770
SOLD

 

33200 SOLD

PORTER MUG, 5-3/4"high , BLUE & WHITE, cylinder shape slightly flared top and bottom with grooved strap handle. Decorated in blue with two large bouquets.

Mark: hatched crescent.

1770-1775

SOLD

 

40016 SOLD

  WALL POCKET, 11-3/4 inches long. In the shape of a cornucopia. Painted in underglaze blue with "PRUNUS ROOT " pattern. The body is spirally molded. The back pierced with two holes for hanging.

Mark; in inderglaze blue crossed swords.

 c.1765

SOLD

  

40008 SOLD

  SAUCE BOAT, 7-1/2 inches long. "THE TWO HANDLED SAUCE BOAT " pattern .Silver shape molded with a floral design and reeded spouts. The interior painted in underglaze blue with an Chinese river scene with a boat, the lips with flowers and a diaper panel. Mark; workman's mark in blue.

Compare item #199 , page 169 in "Worcester Porcelain The Klepser Collection" by Simon Spero

*nibbles to edge of one spout, small chip to footrim

 1755-1760

 SOLD

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