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THE ROBERT AND CELIA MORRIS COLLECTION OF WORCESTER PORCELAIN Part I - Tuesday 6th February 2018 Part II - Wednesday 26th September 2018


The Robert and Celia Morris Collection of Worcester Porcelain


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The Robert and Celia Morris Collection of Worcester Porcelain Part I Tuesday 6th February 2018 at 10.30am Part II Wednesday 26th September 2018 at 10.30am On View Monday – Friday 10am - 4pm by Appointment

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The Robert and Celia Morris Collection of Worcester Porcelain Foreword by Celia Morris Like many of the great collections the Robert and Celia Morris Worcester Collection was formed by accident. Robert was born with the collecting gene and at the age of nine, he had befriended the curator of Nottingham Castle Museum, who taught him many things and by the age of eleven, he had amassed a very comprehensive collection of stamps and coins. He bought his first piece of Worcester, Lot 117, however the collection of early Worcester did not really start until he met me, over 20 years ago. We had both been married previously and soon after meeting found love, honour and respect for each other. We were like a rare teapot finding its lost cover, both stubborn, self-willed and fiercely independent, a perfect match. We were happy, contented and at peace with each other and stayed that way until Robert died but our spirits will always be entwined. One fateful day I was decorating the living room, a job I had started several weeks before, these things always take longer than expected, I was just finishing the ceiling when I overbalanced on the steps. Unfortunately I fell on to one of Robert's precious china cabinets. I will never forget the sound of the breaking china, as I heard it, I felt sick, it was a nightmare, I just lay there for a few minutes in utter shock. About ten of these pieces that Robert had treasured for years, were broken into small fragments. I picked up every single piece. All the items apart from one were early Worcester, mainly blue and white, luckily the common printed pieces, but that was not the point, I had smashed them! I told Robert, he said very little and never ever looked at the broken pieces!!.. I vowed then and there I would replace every single piece! Robert was a locksmith and I was a nurse, the shop was always busy and I eventually persuaded Robert to take a short holiday, so we went to The Dyson Perrin Museum. We arrived in the early evening and checked into a lovely hotel in Worcester five minutes walk from the Museum. We walked along the river bank to the Museum and Robert gazed through the window for over an hour, his passion for Worcester forming. The next two days every moment was spent at the museum; we were enthralled with the range of pieces and totally fascinated with history of early porcelain making. Our initial interest turned into a passion for both of us, we were totally hooked and joined the Friends of Worcester Porcelain. Our collecting was never intended to turn into what it is today, every single piece was bought with love for that item and inspired us to learn more and gain knowledge. We were ordinary people with a small not always successful business. If the choice was pay our council tax or supplier or buy an item of Worcester, well Worcester I am afraid won every time! Sometimes we could not afford a Sunday roast, due to our latest purchase however, eggs on toast would go down well, as we examined our latest addition. Space was always an issue in our small flat, and eventually we had fifteen cabinets, bursting at the seams, with many items on the surfaces, each piece adding its own little piece to the history. We loved every single minute from the excitement of bidding, to the waiting for the arrival, in trepidation of opening the packet and the eventual handling and researching the items. 4


Unfortunately Robert became ill in 2012, I never thought I was going to lose him but he lost his battle in November 2014. We did talk about how we would pass on our collection, I use the word pass on deliberately as at the end of the day we are only caretakers of these items of history. We have been privileged to own and handle them for a short time. We want our collection to be sold as individual items, so that everyone no matter what their means might have the chance of owning one of these pieces. Bamfords have been very helpful with this, understanding the aim behind the sale and with preparation of the catalogue. I hope it will be informative and I have included a few of the details that we have learned during our many hours of research, there may be some mistakes, and I apologise for any you may find. I have done the best I can. Many thanks to the people who have supported me along the way, my son and family, our good friend Lawrence, Annabel and James Lewis and the rest of the Bamfords Company, it was a bitter-sweet labour of love and is a piece of our lives. Good luck and God Bless. Celia and, in spirit, Robert. 5


Foreword by Bamfords Auctioneers Bamfords are delighted to be selling the fabulous collection of early Worcester porcelain on behalf of Celia Morris and the late Robert Morris. Worcester was the Morris’s passion, they spent most of their spare time in the pursuit of finding another piece to add to the collection and Celia speaks with utter joy of their delight once a new piece had been found and then the pleasure of spending many hours researching that piece together. They often bought an item of Worcester unsure of how they would pay for it but always found a way, to some it may seem strange to prioritise Worcester over household bills but any collector will know that mentality! Bamfords thank Celia and her family for consigning the collection, which has been an utter pleasure to assist in cataloguing and having spent many hours chatting about the pieces with Celia, understand how difficult the sale is going to be for her, as each piece has a story and is loved. We believe it to be the first sale of this quality to be sold outside London and one of only five sales dedicated to Worcester and we thank Celia for her trust in Bamfords. Celia wished for the collection to be sold individually to allow all Worcester lovers, however deep their pockets, to purchase a piece. This catalogue is dedicated to the memory of Robert Morris

Information for Buyers Payments 1. Bamfords charge 21% plus VAT Buyer’s Premium on the hammer of each lot (e.g. Hammer Price £100 + Buyer’s Premium £21 + VAT on the Premium £4.20 Total Invoice £125.20) 2. Payments made before the 9th February 2018 (Part I) and 1st October (Part II) will be discounted to 19.5% plus VAT Buyers Premium on the hammer of each lot. There is a minimum Buyer’s Premium of £10 per lot on this sale. 3. Any lot purchased through the services of ATG Media’s the-saleroom.com will be subject to a further charge of 3% of the hammer price (plus VAT where chargeable) 4. Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers accept Cash, Bank Transfers, Bankers Drafts, Debit Cards and Business Cheques (Cheques must clear prior to the removal of goods) • Cheques to be made out to Bamfords Auctioneers Ltd to be cleared prior to removal of goods

• Bank Transfers must state the lot number and sale date International Bank Account Number GB64MIDL40191593665127 Branch Identifier Code MIDLGB2104B • We do not accept American Express or Credit Cards 5. Late payments will occur interest at 2% above HSBC base rate Conditions of Sale All Business is conducted with the conditions of sale in the back of this catalogue. Condition of Lots and Reports Some of the following catalogue descriptions indicate damage, repair and restorations.This is a guide only and does not constitute a guarantee of good condition for other lots where no reference to condition is made. Purchasers are advised to examine carefully, prior to sale, every lot in which they are interested. If you are unable to attend the sale we will, without charge, provide a condition report on any particular lot.

Photographs by Chris Goldsmith Book design & production by Jamm Design Ltd

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Part I Tuesday 6th February 2018 at 10.30am


1 A Worcester high footed sauce boat, of large size, crisply moulded with cloud-shaped panels, with a Chinaman holding a pin-wheel, standing by a fence, the verso with a strutting bird, the base painted with flowers and leaves, panelled green diaper border, 23cm long, c.1753-54 Provenance:The Crane Collection, Bonhams, 2010, Lot 46.

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2 A Worcester octagonal coffee cup, delicately painted with a Chinese gentleman standing by a pedestal, flanked by two flower vases and panels of flowering peony, moths and insects, scroll handle, curved thumb rest, 6cm high, c. 1753 Ref: a similar cup is in the Barbara Leake Collection, Bonhams, Lot 164.

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3 A Worcester The Plantation pattern coffee cup, painted in underglaze blue with huts, landscape, trees and foliage, the verso with buildings and foliage, ribbed handle, c.1754

4 A rare Worcester globular teapot and cover, slightly grooved handle, pencilled in black enamels and highlighted in gilt with formal Chinese style plants beneath a border of shells and scrolls, domed cover, flower finial, 14cm high, c.1755 Provenance: Zorensky Collection. Part II, Bonhams, P.37. Vendor’s Note: Pencilled means a small pointed brush, which paints the fine outline.

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5 A rare Worcester chrysanthemum moulded tea bowl, the exterior decorated with flowers, the interior with a border of colourful flowers, c.1756 Note: For a similar example see Zorensky Collection, Part.III. Bonhams, Lot 54.

6 A rare Worcester coffee cup, pencilled in black with oriental flower sprays, some picked out in gilt, the interior with stylised foliate scroll border, c.1755

7 A rare Worcester Hibiscus pattern bowl, with sacred scroll, large honeysuckle flower, trailing vines and an insect, the interior with floral sprigs and insects, 12cm diam, Chas Crane Collection label, c.1752-54

8 A rare Worcester tea bowl and saucer, pencilled in black with a Chinoiserie scene with a man holding a parasol and bird, by a pine tree, fence and birds in flight, lambrequin border, the saucer 11.8cm diam, workman’s mark to tea bowl, c.1756 Provenance: The Zorka Hodgson Collection, Bonhams, Lot 70.


9 A Worcester Valentine pattern tea bowl and saucer, decorated with two doves perched on a quiver of arrows, two hearts on an alter and a garlanded tree, puce pencilled border, c.1756 Note: The original ‘Valentine’ pattern was a design created by Percy Brett, copied onto Chinese porcelain as a special presentation service made for Commodore Anson in 1743, probably as a wedding gift.This was copied by Worcester. Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part 2, Bonhams, Lot 16; The Rous Lech Collection, Christie’s 1990, Lot 455.

10 A Worcester quatrelobed bottle shape vase, lug handles, painted in coloured enamels in ‘Rogers’ style, with a Meissen type bouquet of colourful flowers, scattered sprigs, the verso with butterfly, 16.6cm high, c.1758 Ref: A similar vase in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, Lot 40.

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11 A Worcester Banded Hedge and Ho-Ho bird pattern bell shaped coffee cup, flared rim, wish boned handle, decorated with fanciful bird, flowering vases and sprigs, the interior with flower sprigs border, brown lined rim, 5.9cm high, c. 1753-54 Provenance: The Frank Wheeldon Collection, Bonhams 2008, Lot 50.

12 A Worcester Long Eliza and Snake in the Basket pattern Scratched Cross Type circular bowl, painted with figure holding a fan, by a tree, the interior with small vignette of island, incised line to foot rim, 12.6 diam, c.1753-54 Provenance: Christie’s Sale 5323, November 2007.

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13 A Worcester hexagonal moulded cream boat, of small size, with double scroll handle, the spout with leaf in relief, moulded fancy C-scroll cartouche painted with floral bouquet, floral sprigs to the interior and exterior, 5.4 cm high, c.1752 Vendor’s Note: There is a lot of spit on this item, it shows just how difficult it was to correctly fire a piece at this time, and the fact they decorated it, shows how rare complete pieces were: they could not afford to make it a waster so they decorated over the spit. Ref: Similar cream boats can be seen in the Crane Collection, Bonhams, 2010, Lots 30, 31 and 32.

14 A Worcester high footed sauce boat, moulded with panels and floral cartouches, painted with ‘strutting birds’ flanked by flowering plants and hollow rockwork, the interior with a flower spray, diaper and half flowerheads border, 16.7 cm long, c.1753 Provenance: The Frank Wheeldon Collection, Bonhams, Lot 65.


15 A Worcester Boy on a Buffalo pattern Sparrow Beak jug, of Scratch Cross Type, pencilled in black with a continuous landscape with boy riding a buffalo, stylised tree, boats and birds in flight, 8cm high, incised line in the foot rim, small black dot workman’s mark, c.1754 Vendor’s Note: The pattern is directly copied from Chinese porcelain.

16 A Worcester Boy on a Buffalo tea bowl and saucer, pencilled in monochrome with a boy riding a buffalo in a continuous landscape, with house, large spreading tree, boats and birds in flight, the saucer 12.5cm diam, decorator’s marks, c.1755-56

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17 A Worcester butter boat, moulded with overlapping geranium leaves, the interior outlined in black with coloured pink, green and yellow flowers and foliage, small loop handle, 8.4cm wide, c.1754 - 55 Vendor’s Note:This shape is rarely found with polychrome decoration.The palette used suggests an earlier date than most blue and white examples.

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18 A Worcester coffee cup, decorated in the Japanese manner with Prunus Root issuing from a bed of red and green leaves, red line rim, scroll handle, 6.6 cm high, c.1752 Provenance: The Watney Collection, Part I, Lot 176; The Zorensky Collection, Part III, Lot 1; The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, Lot 12; The Crane Collection, Lot 14.

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19 A Worcester Cos Lettuce sauce boat, curved stalk handle, decorated with flowers, buds and leaves in pastel shades, the interior flower spray, brown rim line, 22cm long, c.1754-56 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams, Lot 4.

20 A Worcester Cos lettuce sauce boat, moulded in relief, delicately painted with coloured flowers and sprigs, brown line rim, curled spout, stalk handle, c.1754 Note: This shape was copied from the Meissen style and were only made for approximately two years . Ref: Similar shapes can be seen in the Zorensky Collection, Part II.


22 A Worcester double lipped moulded sauce boat, double scroll handles, flattened oval thumb rests, shell moulded lips, moulded in relief with leafy cartouches, each printed in monochrome with Man-o-Wars the interior with swans, herons and other water birds in a tranquil scene, 18cm long, c.1755 Provenance: Christie’s, Country House Sale (5982), Lot 296, 2nd December 2009.

21 An early Worcester Transitional Period tea bowl, printed in monochrome after James Hancock, with ornithological study of two finches, perched on a branch, other birds in flight, black line rim, 7.2cm diam, c.1755-56

Vendor’s Note: For a similar pattern see the The Zorensky Collection, Part III, Lot 247. The source of the warship print is unknown, or the reason for placing a group of freshwater birds in the centre.

Vendor’s Note: The Experimental Period, ‘Smokey Primitives’ 17535-55 and the Transitional Period 17551756.

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23 An early Worcester Transitional Period saucer, printed in monochrome after James Hancock, with an ornithological study of a cock, hen and chicks, other birds in flight, black line rim, 12.3cm diam, Bayley Collection label, c.1755-56 Vendor’s Note: The Experimental Period. ‘Smokey Primitives’ 1753-55 and the Transitional Period. 1755-56.

24 A Worcester Transitional Period Cock, Hen and Chicks pattern leaf dish, moulded with naturalistic vines, the handle a curled leaf stalk, printed in black after James Hancock, with cock, hen and birds in flight in monochrome, turquoise green border 17.2cm wide, c.1755-1756. Vendor’s Note: The nearest I can find to this dish is Lot 147 in the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams.

25 An early Worcester Transitional Period saucer, printed in monochrome after James Hancock, with ornithological study of a thrush and finch, perched on a fence, other birds in flight, black line rim, 12.2cm diam, c.1755-56

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26 A rare Worcester ‘Smokey Primitive’ ‘Transitional Period’ finger bowl and stand, printed in grey and black with scenes of water birds, the stand with the wild ducks in flights, swans, trees and foliage, the finger bowls with swans on the water, one on a tussock and birds in flight, the verso with ducks, ducklings and heron, birds in flight, the stand 16.7cm diam, the bowls 8.9cm high, black line rims, c. 1755-58 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, Bonhams, P. 113; The McWilliams Collections, Bonhams, Lot 75, 17th October 1991. Vendor’s Note: Primitive seems to be the initial phase of onglaze printing at Worcester from 1753-55, then a brief Transitional Period from 1755-56, culminating in the influences of the Rococo, 1756-68 and the Neo-Classical 176874. It can be extremely difficult to differentiate between the Smokey Primitive and the Transitional Period. Hence my heading at the top of this piece. Personally, Robert and I think these are Smokies.

27 A rare Worcester Chinoiserie bowl, with two colourful fancy birds with long flowing tails calling to each other, gilded heads, red triangle fence and a flowering peony from grey rockwork, 15.2cm diam, c.1758 Vendor’s Note: This pattern is recorded only rarely, this example is noted for its strong enamel colouring. Provenance: The Bonhams, Lot 120.

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28 A Worcester Partridge tureen and cover, naturalistically modelled, facing to the left, its feathers finely painted in shades of brown, its nest applied with coiled clay, feathers and colourful leaves, 16cm wide, c.1755 Vendor’s Note: When Worcester wares were being sold in London this would have cost seven shillings.

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29 A rare Worcester Two Geese pattern slightly flared thinly potted tea bowl, enamelled in famille rose with two geese beside an elaborate flowering peony plant, printed black outline, c.1756 Provenance: The Weiss Collection. Vendor’s Note: A similar pattern in the Billie Pain Collection and the Zorensky Collection, Bonhams. The Two Geese Pattern derives from Chinese porcelain of the Yongzheng period. It utilises the same technique as the more popular Red Bull pattern.

30 A Worcester Beckoning Chinaman pattern tankard, painted with Chinaman beckoning to a brightly coloured bird in a landscape, the verso with large multi-coloured flowering branch, c.1757 Provenance: Barbara Leake Collection, Lot 250, Bonhams 2008.

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31 A Worcester bell shaped coffee cup, slender wishbone-handle, superbly painted in the Roger’s style of flowers, with a rose, diffused tulip, forget-me-nots and harebells, 6.2cm high, c.1757 Vendor’s Note: Very rare little item, the nearest I can find in this shape is painted with Banded Hedge and was Lot 50 in the Frank Wheeldon Collection, Bonhams.

32 A Worcester double spouted sauce boat, double scrolled handles, flat oval thumb rests, painted with four flower sprigs in oak leaf moulded cartouches, the interior painted with flower sprays, puce scroll work borders, 18.7cm wide, c.1756 Provenance:The McWilliams Collection;The Sir Jeremey Lever Collection, Part 2, Lot 31, Bonhams 2008.

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33 A Worcester Musicians pattern coffee cup, reeded handle, decorated with a gentleman sitting fanning himself in the garden, listening to a flutist, violinist and a boy with bells, the interior with band alternating red and green foliate border, 6cm high, c.1756 Provenance: Christie’s label.

34 A Worcester Hibiscus pattern pear shaped dry mustard pot, well painted with a large honeysuckle flower, trailing vines and sprigs, with birds and insects flying above, 8cm high, c.1753-55 Provenance: The Grant Davidson Collection; The Weiss Collection. Vendor’s Note: Mr W. J. Grant-Davidson (1912-1999) was an avid collector of pottery and porcelain of all factories, he started collecting in 1938. He was considered an eccentric and as well as a collector he was also a keen astronomer and archaeologist. His collection of 800 lots was sold by Sothebys in 1999, and his sale catalogue comprised of 100 pages. The original catalogue was given to The National Museum of Wales.

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35 A Worcester Hibiscus pattern tea bowl and saucer, decorated with sacred scroll, large honeysuckle flower, trailing vines and an insect, the interior with sprigs and insects, the saucer with two insects, c.1758

36 A Worcester large Red Bull pattern bell shaped mug, grooved handle, printed in black with red bull and cow, with various figures, rockwork and tree, below a red sun, 14.2cm high, c.1756 Provenance:The Crane Collection, Bonhams, Lot 171; The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams.

37 A Worcester Mobbing Birds pattern shaped circular plate, lobed rim, painted with three fanciful birds in a diagonal tree and birds in flight, softly shaded landscaped, floral sprig border, 21.7cm diam, c.1756-58 Provenance: The John Sandon Collection, Bonhams, Lot 96, 1981; The Zorensky Collection, Bonhams, Lot 43, 2006; Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, p. 264. Vendor’s Note: This is Worcester’s first attempt at producing this popular Meissen shape and shows Worcester’s difficulty in producing flat wares.

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38 A Worcester Scarlet Japan pattern coffee cup, painted with alternating flowers, orange panel with fancy criss-cross gilding, mons and a figure holding a bird, ribbed handle, the interior with red floral mons, Christie’s label, c. 1756

39 A Worcester Red Bull pattern hexagonal spoon-tray, fluted edge, decorated with Chinese man with a bull, in a landscape, with rising red sun, gilt line borders, 15cm wide, c.1758 Note: An example of this pattern can be found in the Barbara Leake Collection, Bonhams, Lot 207.

41 A Worcester Chinese Family pattern shaped circular plate, decorated in polychrome with oriental figures and attendants by an alter table, with tall stand and vase, unusual iron red border of dots, scalloped and wavy lines, 19cm diam, c.1765

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Vendor’s Note: Plates of this size in the Chinese Family pattern are rarely to be seen.

42 A Worcester fluted teapot and cover, decorated in the James Giles workshop, domed cover with flower finial, the loop handle with gilt graduated dots and flower, dentil borders, 14.5cm high, c.1765

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43 A Worcester L’Amour pattern coffee cup, ribbed handle, after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with a courting couple, her maid standing behind and a gardener with roller, the verso with Garden Statuary pattern, the interior with black line, c.1758-65 Vendor’s Note: This is a rarer variation of the normal the fountain is missing to the left and a gardener is rolling the lawn to the right. The little dog still in front.

44 A Worcester shell shaped pickle dish, undulating rim, painted with rose and mixed garden flowers and sprigs, the rim in shaped pink, 12.5cm high, c.1758-60 Note: For a similar example see the Zorensky Collection, Bonhams, Part 1.

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45 A rare Worcester The Mission Church pattern small fluted pedestal sauceboat, painted in blue with a pavilion on a rocky promontory and a boatman, he verso with bridge linking two pavilions, cell border with flower panels, the handle with an upper thumb rest, crescent mark, McWilliams Collection label, c.1768 Ref:The Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p. 131.

46 A small Worcester Floral Rich Queens pattern slop bowl, beautifully painted in the atelier of James Giles, with gilt wavy segmenting lines, with colourful sprays of flowers and fanciful ladybird, dragonfly, beetle and other insects, in pink, green and blue, the interior with gilt and iron red crowsfoot border, 11.5cm diam, 1768 Vendor’s Note: Giles did a number of these styles, some with flowers some with fancy patterns, others he left with just plain gilded panels.

47 A small Worcester Lady at the Loom globular teapot, painted in bright colours with a lady at her loom by a blue rock and tree, the handle picked out in red, the spout with red flowers and green vines, the cover with blue rock and trees, crowsfoot borders, 12cm high, c.1765 Note: An example of this design can be seen in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, p. 43.

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48 A small Worcester Milking Scene No 1 pattern baluster mug, grooved handle, printed in monochrome with an engraving after Robert Hancock, with a youth leaning against a tree, talking to a girl who is milking a cow, two other cows are in the background, the verso with Rural Lovers, with a boy conversing with a milkmaid beneath a tree, the milkmaid carries a yoke on her shoulders and her pails are beside her, 8.2cm high, c.1760-65

49 A Worcester narrow reeded ovoid tea canister, decorated in the atelier of James Giles, with gilt panels of alternating flowers and butterflies, the wet blue ground with gilt cross hatched stars, 12.5cm high, c.1765

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50 A Worcester Compagnie des Indes style globular teapot and cover, decorated in the famille rose palette with trailing bouquets of flowers and scattered sprigs, gilt decoration to handle and spout, with pink and puce diaper border inset with formal flowers and highlighted in gilt, the cover with flower finial, 16cm high, c.1760

51 A Worcester Ruins pattern shaped circular plate, printed in monochrome after an engraving by Robert Hancock,with a figure fishing before ruins and an obelisk with a globe, a town in the distance, the rim with garlands of flowers, 17.8cm diam, c.1760 Vendor’s Note: Masonic emblems appear frequently in Robert Hancock’s ruin prints. Sometimes it can be a terrestrial globe, other times a celestial globe.

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52 A Worcester Astley/Harvest Bug pattern tea bowl and saucer, painted with large black, gold and red insect with famille rose flower sprays and white enamel flowers, red and gold crowsfoot border, c.1765 Provenance: R. W. Binns Collection. Vendor’s Note: During the 1860s and 1870s Richard Williams Binns FSA (1819 – 1900), managing director, art director and first company historian, started to buy examples of earlier Worcester porcelain and other Works of Art to inspire his workforce.

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53 A Worcester baluster sparrow beak jug, loop handle, brightly decorated with boy flying a kite, ladies at a table, fence and tree, in a continuous landscape, picked out in gilt, red and gilt scroll border, 9.4cm high, c.1768


54 A Worcester baluster vase and cover, painted to front and verso with large bouquets of colourful flowers, reserved on a wet blue ground within gilt rococo borders and scattered gilt sprigs, the cover with a pointed finial and two panels of colourful bouquets of flowers within

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fancy gilding, 23.3cm high, crescent mark, c.1768 55 A Worcester beaker shaped vase, bulbous quarter girdle, decorated with two mirror shaped panels of Rich Kakiemon chrysanthemums and a Phoenix with other plants, trees, flanked by smaller panels, on a scale blue ground, with gilt rococo scrollwork, the rim with gilt band of white formal flowers, the interior with three sprays of flowers inside the neck. 15.5cm high, fret square mark, c.1768-70 Vendor’s Note: It is very unusual to find decoration like this inside a vase. 56 A Worcester bowl, brightly decorated with Chinese figures with two ladies in conversation and two boys playing, within a continuous landscape with stylised bare trees and vegetation, the interior with gilt scroll border, 15.2cm diam, c.1768 55

Provenance: Provenance: The Zorensky Collection, Part I, Lot 1, Bonhams.

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57 A Worcester bowl, printed and painted after engravings by Robert Hancock, in polychrome with classical ruins, with a ruined temple, obelisk, urn and a lady standing, the verso with a castle ruin with a pyramid and a lady, picked out in gilt, gilt rim to interior, 16.6cm diam, c.1768-70

58 A Worcester bowl, printed in black with three engravings after Robert Hancock, with Gardener, Grafting Tree’, Maid and Page’ No1 and The Tea Party’ No 2, the interior with flower sprig, black line rim, 12cm diam, c.1760 Provenance:The Jeremy Lever Collection. Pt. II. Bonhams.

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59 A Worcester butter tub stand or plate, painted with garlands of colourful flowers, suspended within irregular rococo panels edged with gilt scrollwork and foliage, smaller panels containing single flowers, reserved on a scale blue ground, 16.3cm diam, square mark, c.1768

60 A Worcester Chequered Tent pattern Warmestry fluted shape coffee cup and saucer, decorated with an exotic garden scene with exuberant flowering plants, a bird and insects and fence, gilt rims, the saucer 12cm diam, square marks, c.1768 Similar pattern in Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams; Exhibited: Albert Amor Limited, 2001 Vendor’s Note: This attractive and colourful pattern probably derives from an earlier Meissen pattern.

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61 A Worcester Chinese Family pattern coffee cup, with grooved handle, painted with mother and father sitting around a table, with attendant carrying a tray, with a child at her side and gentleman with fan, in colours picked out in gilt, the interior with dark blue bubble and line band, c.1768 Vendor’s Note:The decoration is common but not the design. I have only ever seen two pieces and assume it may have been a commissioned set.

62 A Worcester Scarlet Japan pattern bowl, painted with panels of mons and gilt trellis on an orange ground, alternating with prunus branches and chrysanthemums, picked out in gilt floral sprigs, the interior with mons and chrysanthemum, 16.5cm diam, c.1765

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63 A Worcester Chinese Family pattern globular teapot and cover, painted in Mandarin style with a lady seated at a table another standing, with attendants, listening to a musician, picked out in gilt, crowsfoot border, 15.5cm high, c.1765-70

64 A Worcester Chrysanthemum moulded Old Worcester Parrot pattern coffee cup and saucer, painted in famille rose palette with bird on peony wreath, the blue line border entwined with a flower and leaf garland, c.1766

Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams; National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.

Vendor’s Note: The pattern is purposely sparse that the detailed chrysanthemum moulding can be appreciated and was so named in 1920s with its reissue.

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65 A Worcester coffee cup, decorated with a blossoming prunus tree, strutting bird looking up to another on a tree stump, bamboo trees in gilt, base line in brown, grooved handle, 6.3cm high, c.1760-65 Provenance: Christie’s. Vendor’s Note:This pattern always amuses Celia, as it reminds her of Robert calling from downstairs in the shop and her answering back at the top of the stairs!

66 A Worcester coffee cup, grooved handle, printed in purple with a version of Robert Hancock’s ‘Ruins’ with a gentleman standing by a tree, arched ruins and foliage, the verso with landscape and village, the interior with line border, 5.5cm high, The Perry Collection and The Ridley-Day Collection labels, c.1758

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67 A Worcester coffee cup, of simple shape with a slightly flared rim, grooved handle, beautifully painted with a bouquet of flowers, branches of flowers and a sprig, red crowsfoot border, the interior with honeysuckle, 6.4cm high, c.1768

68 A Worcester coffee cup, printed in black after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with buildings, two trees and palm tree, 6.5cm high, c.1760

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69 A Worcester Compagnie des Indes sparrow beak jug, painted with flower sprays and insect, red lined rim, the interior with fancy red rims and drop flowers, 10cm high, c.1768 Provenance: Bonhams of Knowle.

70 A Worcester cup and saucer, the cup with two gilt cartouches of Fancy Birds in a garden setting on a wet blue ground, the interior with a bug, crescent mark to cup and seal mark to saucer, c.1768 Vendor’s Note: Wet blue grounds were introduced to Worcester in 1765-8.

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71 A Worcester drum shaped butter tub, cover and stand, with two lug handles, painted in the workshop of James Giles with garlands of colourful flowers within fan and vase shaped gilt cartouches on a scale blue ground, the slightly domed cover with flower finial, 15.5cm diam, square mark, c.1768 Note: For a similar item see The Frank Wheeldon Collection, Bonhams, Lot 88.

72 A Worcester famille verte octagonal bowl, decorated in the typical palette with a bird perched on a fence under a pine tree, the rim with a border of phoenixes and peonies on a green dotted ground, the rim with formal patterns in red, picked out in gilt, the underside with flower spray, 24cm wide, c.1765 Provenance: Ex Anthony Tuke Collection. Vendor’s Note: Sir Anthony Tuke, was chairman of Barclays Bank, as his father and grandfather had been, and later headed RTZ, the international mining company and the Savoy Hotels group. He was also chairman of MCC. Note: A similar plate in the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, Lot 68.

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73 A Worcester flared beaker shape vase, decorated in Mandarin style with colourful elongated figures of Chinese ladies, within panels formed by scrolling leaf borders in iron red and black enclosing gilt leaf patterns, 13.4cm high, c.1765. Vendor’s Note:Two similar vases were in the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, Lot 52.The Mandarin style seems to have originated in the mid-1760s by all the factories to compete with the Chinese Export wares decorated in the same formal manner.

74 A Worcester globular faceted teapot and cover, painted in bright colours with bouquets of flowers and scattered sprigs, the handle and spout with puce flowerheads and dots, flower finial, 14.cm high, Sir Jeremy Lever Collection label, c.1768-70 Vendor’s Note: This teapot has been museum repaired.

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75 A Worcester globular teapot and cover, printed and painted in polychrome with classical ruins, after engravings by Robert Hancock, the spout with rococo cartouche, gilt borders, flower finial, 15.2cm high, c.1768 Provenance: Sir Peter Crossman, Tetworth Hall, Newman and Newman London. Cf. Christie’s, Tetworth Hall Sale. Note: Similar Tea Pot in the Zorensky Collection Part 1, Bonhams, Lot 283.

76 A Worcester globular teapot, printed in monochrome with an engraving after Robert Hancock, with idealised Italianate landscapes with two bridges, figures, classical monument and castle, the verso with The Ruin by the Cliff, with a figure, associated cover with three small vignettes, button finial, black line borders, 12cm high, c.1758-65 Note: Similar tea pot in the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams, Part I, Lot 232.

77 A Worcester heart shaped dessert dish, decorated in the workshop of James Giles, painted in the centre en grisaille with a classical urn, with mermaid handles and colourful floral garlands, banded border applied with gilt anthemions and husks, wet blue ground applied in relief with gilt with scrolling fruiting vine, 26.5 wide, crescent mark, c.1770 Vendor’s Note: James Giles painted various classical urns, with differing shapes and styles, accompanied with intricate gilding; he seemed to favour vine or fruiting and vine patterns with tendrils. Although on one example he just used a bright blue edge.

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78 A Worcester Scarlet Japan pattern coffee cup, painted with alternate panels of bright flowers and orange bands with criss-cross gilding and mons, scalloped rim, ribbed handle, Christie’s label, 6cm high, c.1760

79 A Worcester Jabberwocky pattern ovoid tea canister and cover, painted in the Kakiemon palette with a mystical dragon, amongst chrysanthemums and other foliage, turquoise borders, edged with gilt scrolls and red diaper, gilded knop, 16.5cm high, c.1765 Note: Similar pattern in Sir Jeremy Lever, Part II, Bonhams, Lot 145.

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80 A Worcester King of Prussia saucer, design number 2, printed with the King of Prussia, with a cherub holding a wreath, colour washed, the border with husks in green and yellow, divided with pink ribbons, 14.7diam, crossed swords and 9 mark, c.1765 Vendor’s Note: It has been suggested this is outside decoration, possibly by Giles. A similar piece was in the H. Rissik Marshall Collection and is illustrated in his book.

81 A Worcester La Cascade pattern tea bowl and saucer, scratched cross type, printed after a painting by Antoine Watteau, engraved by Robert Hancock, in dark reddish brown, with lady and a gentleman strolling beside a monumental fountain, formed of three cupids and a goat carried by a pedestal of dolphins, a seated mandolin player and other figures, c.1756-58 Vendor’s Note: The design is based on a painting by Watteau in the Wallace Collection, engraved by G. Scotin and is illustrated by Dacier and Vauflart, Les Graveurs de Watteau, 1929. Similar prints are found on Pennington’s Liverpool and on Birmingham enamels. A similar design in sepia and black and white can be found in Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, P.103; Watney Collection, Part III, Lot 989.

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82 A Worcester Lady at the Loom pattern sparrow beak jug, painted in bright colours with a lady at a weaving loom, the exterior with holed rock and foliage, crowsfoot border to interior, ribbed handle, 9cm high, c.1768 Note: An example of this design can be seen in the Zorensky Collection, Bonhams, Part III, P.43.

83 A Worcester L’Amour pattern saucer, printed in monochrome after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with a courting couple, her maid standing behind, Neptune fountain to the left, in the front a garden roller and a little dog, the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection label, c.1760

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84 A Worcester The Tea Party No 2 shaped oval spoon tray, printed in monochrome after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with a couple on a sofa, the lady passing a cup of tea to the gentleman, a small dog at their feet, black line border, 13.2cm long, c.1760

85 A Worcester L’Amour pattern tea bowl and saucer, after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with a courting couple, her maid standing behind, the verso with Neptune fountain and roller, a swan to the interior, 12.2cm diam, c.1764 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams; The McWilliams Collection.

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86 A Worcester Les Garcons Chinois coffee cup, grooved handle, printed in the style of Pillement, with two Chinese boys, one standing, the other seated with a bow on a rococo branch, a castle in the distance, the verso with a Chinese gentleman sitting under a hut, holding a rod and loop, above rococo scrollwork, black line rim, 5.5cm diam, c.1760 Vendor’s Note: I think these designs seem to be a compromise between the Chinese style ending and the Rococo style starting.

87 A Worcester Two Storey House pattern bell shaped coffee cup, wishbone handle, pencilled in purple, with a Chinoiserie pattern of two figures conversing in front of a small obelisk, vase and a two story building, shaded by a spreading palm tree, a formal floral spray on the verso, the interior with stylised foliage, 6.3cm high, c.1756 Note: Purchased from Christie’s; see a similar cup in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, p. 36.

88 A Worcester Lightning pattern coffee cup, ribbed handle, painted with stylised flowers and black and red star bursts, highlighted in gilt, red tram lines, c.1760 Vendor’s Note: Purchased from Anton Gabszewicz.

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89 A Worcester lobed and fluted circular plate, printed after Robert Hancock, in puce with an idealised Italianate landscape, the border with trailing flower sprays, gilt rim, 18.4cm diam, c.1765

90 A Worcester lobed dessert plate, decorated to the centre with a bouquet of flowers on a wet blue ground, fancy edged gilding to rim, 19.8cm diam, crescent mark, c.1768 Provenance: The Crane Collection label; and The Earl of Dartmouth Collection label, inscribed 07.04.1964.

91 A Worcester Mandarin style slop bowl, decorated with a Chinese figure holding a bird below a berried tree, the verso with three further figures, the interior with a black and iron red floret border, the stylised flower to centre, picked out in gilt, 12cm diam, c.1765-68 Provenance: McShane Stephens Collection.

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92 A Worcester Milkmaid at Gate pattern shaped oval spoon tray, printed in reddish brown after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with man in 18th century dress in conversation with a milkmaid, 15cm wide, the Perry Collection and the Ridley-Day Collection labels, c. 1756-58

93 A Worcester Rich Queens pattern fluted coffee cup and associated saucer, grooved handle, decorated with alternating panels of Kakiemon flowers and foliage, divided by iron red mons on a cobalt blue ground, picked out in gilt, square mark, c.1768 Note: Similar in the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, Lot 164.

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94 A Worcester lobed hexagonal teapot stand, decorated in the workshop of James Giles, with colourful exotic birds in a garden, within rococo scrollwork, apple green fluted edge, feathered gilding, 15cm wide, Albert Amor label, c.1765

96 A Worcester scalloped dessert plate, decorated in the workshop of James Giles, painted in the centre with a classical urn, draped in garlands of pink coloured flowers, rich gilt border of entwined vine leaves upon a wet blue ground, gilt rim, 21cm diam, crescent mark, c.1770 Provenance: Bonhams, Knowle.

95 A Worcester double ogee shaped cup and saucer, entwined handle, painted in the James Giles atelier, with richly gilded C scrolls with pendent drops from a turquoise border, three colourful bunches of flowers, insects and a ladybird, the cup with flower sprig to centre, c.1778 52


97 A large Worcester shaped circular dish, with lobed rim, in the manner of Meissen, outside decorated, probably in the James Giles atelier, boldly painted with puce line entwined with garland and formal flowers and large flowerheads, garland in the centre, 30cm diam, c.1770 Provenance: The Crane Collection, Bonhams, 2010, page 105. Vendor’s Note: It is very rare to see a plate of this size produced at this time.

98 A rare and unusual Worcester shaped circular dessert plate, probably decorated in the atelier of James Giles, painted with spotted fruit in the centre flanked by two insects in flight, the wide wet blue border painted with thick white, green and pink raised enamel with garlands of flowers, gilded rim, 19cm diam, c.1770 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams; The Zorensky Collection, Bonhams, Part III. Vendor’s Note: Robert and I tried hard for years to find something similar to these flowers in raised enamels without success. On this ground we believe the plate to have been decorated by the atelier of James Giles.

100 A rare Worcester reticulated plate, painted in the workshops of James Giles, with scattered sprigs of flowers in two tones of green, outlined in black, the inner border decorated with chain and spot gilded flowers, the scalloped rim finely pierced with hearts and crescents, 22cm diam, c.1770 Vendor’s Note: The reticulation technique was clearly introduced to Worcester porcelain by craftsman from Staffordshire and Yorkshire trained in the manufacture of cream ware. Worcester was the only porcelain maker to attempt this distinctive and ornate pierced decoration. The process would have been expensive, volatile and difficult, therefore very few pieces seem to have been made.

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101 A rare Worcester tureen, domed cover, decorated in the workshop of James Giles in differing shades of green with branches of leaves, buds and sprigs, the bowl with bouquet to centre, gilt rims, the elaborate entwined handles and finial applied flowers and leaves, 22cm high, Zorensky Collection label, c.1770 Vendor’s Note:The buds are roses as there are very small lines like thorns on some of the stems in the manner of the Horner of Mells pattern. See a similar tureen shape in blue and white in the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, Lot 374.

102 A Worcester Lady Mary Wortley Montagu type shaped circular plate, painted in the workshop of James Giles with three fan shaped panels of fancy birds surrounded by gilt trelliswork and flowers, reserved on a scale blue ground, the centre painted with with a circular panel of flowers, gilt rim, 22.7cm wide, c.1770 Vendor’s Note: There are a number of services painted with fancy birds and flowers and one with fruit and flowers. It is not known which was actually the service for Lady Mary Wortley Montagu hence the type in the heading. The famous bluestocking died in 1762. It is thought the association with her is through ownership of the service by her descendants.The 1774 sale catalogue of Giles stock included on the 4th day, 24th March, 1774, “Lot 64 a dessert service of the fine mazareen blue enrich’d with chased and burnished gold, painted with birds and flowers”.

103 A Worcester bowl, of plain form, sparsely painted in puce with two apples and sprigs, gilt dentil rim, 16cm diam, c.1775. Vendor’s Note: I believe this was painted at the Giles atelier. He produced some very plain wares as well as his very fancy designs.The superb handling of the apple is typical of Giles’s oeuvres.

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104 A Worcester coffee cup and saucer, decorated in the James Giles atelier, painted with sprays of fruit and flowers including pea pods within a blue celeste border, with flowers and cornucopia in Ciselle gilding, the handle with graduating gilt dots, the saucer 12cm diam, c.1770 Provenance: Godden Reference Collection, with a label for it being out on loan to the Stoke-on-Trent Museum; a similar pattern is in Zorensky Collection, Bonhams, Part I, page 88.

105 A Worcester coffee cup, from the atelier of James Giles painted with fancy birds within fan shaped panels reserved upon a powder blue ground, picked out in gilt, grooved loop handle, c.1768. Provenance: Frank Wheeldon Collection, Bonhams, January 2008. Vendor’s Note: Powder blue was extremely difficult and dangerous to apply: you used cobalt oxide powder which was blown through a tube with a gauze at the end, the powder would then adhere to some sort of oil which had already been applied to the porcelain. It only seems to have been used for pieces with fan shaped reserves.

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106 A Worcester Dalhousie style shaped hexagonal teapot stand, painted with a classical urn, within a turquoise husk and gilt roundel, the ground with three colourful fruit sprays, divided by ladybird and other insects, blue border applied with gilt scrolls, 13.5cm wide, crescent mark, c.1780 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, p. 186; H. Harrow Bunn Collection; Knowles Boney Collection – later sold, Christie’s, 8th May 1928. Dr Knowles Boney’s collection was exhibited at the Museum of Liverpool Porcelain, 1978, and this piece was erroneously believed to be of Liverpool manufacture by Dr Boney himself.

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107 A Worcester dessert dish, ozier-moulded rim, possibly by James Giles, painted in the centre with a landscape vignette with fancy birds and insects, gilt border, 20.1cm. wide, c.1768 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p.29. 108 A Worcester Floral Rich Queens pattern sugar bowl and cover, painted in the atelier of James Giles, with gilt wavy lines segments, each with colourful sprays, flower knop edged in lilac, 15cm high, c.1768 Vendor’s Note: Giles did a number of these styles, some with flowers, some with fancy patterns, others he left with just plain gilded panels.

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109 A Worcester fluted coffee or chocolate cup and saucer, of large size, scroll handle, painted in very dark purple with flowering prunus branches and grasses coming out of a banded hedge, among scattered sprigs, picked out in gilt, within a border of flowers and leaves, the saucer 15.5cm diam, square mark, c.1768 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams, Part II, Lot 130;The Zorensky Collection Part 1, Lot 168. Vendor’s Note:The Dark Purple is unusual and probably inspired by Meissen. This item could be outside decorated by James Giles.

110 A Worcester fluted milk jug, attributed to James Giles, decorated with two tone green flower sprigs, outlined in black, entwined handle, domed cover, flower finial, gilt dentil rims, 13.5cm high, c.1768 The Robert and Celia Morris Collection of Worcester Porcelain

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111 A Worcester fluted teacup and saucer, decorated with formal scattered floral sprigs in two tones of green, with gilt foliage, bold chevron borders in French Green, the centre with husk cartouche with flower sprig, c.1775 Vendor’s Note: An example of this pattern was in the Zorensky Collection, Bonhams, Lot 133. James Giles was known to use this style of decoration, especially the fineness of the gilding.

112 A Worcester fluted teacup and saucer, painted in a distinctive palette with sprays of ‘Spotted Fruit’ and sprigs of flowers, the interior with floral sprig, gilt dentil rims, c.1775 Vendor’s Note: It is reputed that James Giles himself was the Spotted Fruit Painter.

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113 A Worcester globular teapot and cover, decorated in the James Giles workshop in Mandarin style, flower sprig finial, with two vignettes of figures in a garden, within red crowsfoot borders, stylised flowers to spout and handle, 14.5cm high, c.1765 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams, P.17.

114 A Worcester globular teapot and cover, decorated in the workshop of James Giles with scattered colourful flower bouquets, sprigs, tendrils and butterflies, pointed finial, red rococo scrolls to spout, handle and cover, 15cm high, c.1760-1765

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115 A Worcester Gold Queens pattern hexagonal teapot stand, decorated by James Giles, the centre with flower sprig within a gilt cartouche, the ground segmented in gilt, 14.7cm diam, c.1770

116 A Worcester Gold Queens pattern tea bowl and saucer, decorated by James Giles, the centre with circular cartouche, the ground segmented in gilt, 12.5cm diam, c.1770

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117 A Worcester Hope Edwards shaped circular plate, painted in the workshop of James Giles, with scattered sprigs and spray of cut fruit and flowers, within a claret red celeste border, decorated with flowers and cornucopia in Ciselle gilding, 22.8cm diam, c.1765-70 Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, Bart; sold at Christie’s, 24th April 1901. Vendor’s Note: Bought in Nottingham by Robert, at the age of 19, in 1960. The plate has old documentation and a fragmentary manuscript label to verso. It was later authenticated by Mr John Sandon, when we sought his advice about stabilising the crack; it was agreed to have a museum repair, so as not to deceive. The plate has been in our possession for 58 years. Note: The name derives from a service said to have been made for Sir Thomas Edwardes and subsequently sold by his descendants who had assumed the name Hope Edwardes in 1854.

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118 A Worcester Horner of Mells pattern lobed circular dessert plate, decorated in the atelier of James Giles, painted in two-tone green and outlined in purple with gooseberry, a divergent tulip, rose, honeysuckle and other foliage, 22.7cm diam, c.1765-70 Vendor’s Note: A service of the pattern belonged to Sir John Horner, who is believed to have been the original Little Jack Horner of nursery rhyme fame.

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119 A Worcester lobed shaped circular plate, decorated in the workshop of James Giles, with pink roses, apples, violets, auricular and foliage, the rim with mushroom showing its pleated underside, forget-menots, rose hips, sprigs and tendrils, 22.2 diam, c.1765 Provenance: Chas Crane Collection 120 A Worcester lobed silver shaped plate, decorated by James Giles, with rose, convolvulus, blackberries, beetroot, pear, avocado and sprigs of flowers, 22.2cm diam, c.1770 Provenance:The Zorensky Collection, Part I, Lot 255;The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Lot 216; see Zorensky book, no. 424. 121 A Worcester large fluted shaped circular dish, decorated with colourful flowers, within a shaped gilt reserve, four conforming cartouches, on a dark scale blue ground, 25.2cm diam, square mark, c.1768-70. Note: See a similar dish in the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p. 70.

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122 A Worcester shaped circular dessert plate, painted with flower within gilt cartouche the ground with alternating fan and shaped reserves, containing colourful summer flowers, on a wet blue ground, 23cm diam, square mark, c.1770 Vendor’s Note:This is probably Giles decorated, the pattern is very similar to the Lady Mary Wortley Montague pattern, except this is decorated with flowers and not birds.

123 A rare Worcester Dalhousie style sparrow beak cream jug, of reeded French shape, decorated with a cottage by a river within turquoise husk roundel, the ground painted with colourful sprays of flowers and insects, blue banded border with gilt scrolls, dentil rim, 11cm high, crescent mark, c.1780 Note: See a similar cup and saucer in the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Lot 189.

124 A Worcester Cabbage Leaf dish, moulded in relief with two overlapping cabbage leaves, stalk handle, painted with flowering chrysanthemums within fan and vase shaped reserves, on a scale blue ground, red line rim, 32.5cm wide, c.1768 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams.

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125 A Worcester Dalhousie Style fluted saucer dish, decorated with a central cartouche painted with a landscape and water mill, edged with a pattern of overlapping turquoise husks, the ground with colourful sprays alternating with insects, blue border applied with gilt, 22cm diam, crescent mark, c.1778 Note: Similar cup and saucer the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Lot 189; R. David Butti Collection, Bonhams, Lot 91.

126 A Worcester ovoid vase, brightly painted with two fancy birds standing in a landscape, another in flight, within a gilt C- scroll cartouche, the verso conforming, the shoulder with two small reserves with birds in flight, on a scale blue ground, the neck with gilt band with white flowerheads, the interior with gilt leafy scrolls and trellis, 19.5cm high, square mark, c.1772

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127 A Worcester Jabberwocky pattern baluster vase and cover, painted with Fancy birds and a Jabberwocky encircling a tree amongst Rich Kakiemon chrysanthemums within mirror-shaped cartouches amongst smaller panels of chrysanthemums, on a ‘scale blue’ ground, a border of blue and white formal flowers to the neck and rim, the domed cover with flower finial, 24.5cm high, square fret mark, c.1768 - 1770

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128 A Worcester lobed hexagonal form spoon tray, painted with panels of flower sprays within gilt scrolled borders, reserved on a blue scale ground, 15cm wide, square mark, c.1768

129 A Worcester Phoenix pattern ovoid vase, with mirror shaped reserves each decorated in the Kakiemon palette with phoenix rising from the ashes, chrysanthemums and foliage, divided by vase shaped panels with stylised foliage, on a scale blue ground, 13.75cm high, square mark, c.1765-70 Vendor’s Note: This item could be decorated by James Giles.

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130 A Worcester Scarlet Japan pattern fluted ovoid form tea canister, decorated with orange panels reserved with mons alternating with panels of chrysanthemums and prunus, 12.2cm high, square mark, c.1770 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p.33. 131 A Worcester quatrelobed dessert tureen, cover and stand, shell handles, painted with colourful flowers and foliage in gilt cartouches with C and S-scrolls in gilt on a wet blue ground, the domed cover with bold artichoke finial, the stand with dentil rim, 23cm wide, c.1768 Vendor’s Note: This design of gilding on wet blue is very similar to the Duchess of Kent service, Queen Victoria’s mother, with the exception of flowers not birds on the service.

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132 A Worcester quatrelobed dessert tureen, cover and stand, shell handles, painted with colourful flowers and foliage in gilt cartouches with C and S-scrolls in gilt on a wet blue ground, the domed cover with bold artichoke finial, the stand with dentil rim, 23cm wide, c.1768 Vendor’s Note: This design of gilding on wet blue is very similar to the Duchess of Kent service, Queen Victoria’s mother, with the exception of flowers not birds on the service. This decoration is reminiscent of the Marchioness of Ely pattern except that birds are replaced with flowers.

133 A Worcester Brocade pattern fluted teacup, with ear shaped handle, decorated with panels of dragons, flowering prunus, mons or stylised chrysanthemums, on diaper ground panels and small green panels reserved with further leaves and flowers all richly in gilt, c.1770 Vendor’s Note: I have been looking for a saucer for this cup for many years, I have given in gracefully.

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134 A Worcester Fables heart shaped dish, painted with cattle in a stream and goats, birds in flight in an extensive river landscape, surrounded by four fruit wreaths and birds in flight, underglaze blue border edged with gilt scrolls, 25.5cm wide, crescent mark, c.1778 Ref: For a similar example see the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, Lot 183; The Zorensky Collection, Part III, Lot 175. A small number of pieces of Lord Henry Thynne type dessert wares are known with painted fable centres. A similar item was in the R. David Butti Collection;The Frances and Emory Cocke Collection; and the Mackenna Collection. A small number of pieces of ‘Lord Henry Tyne’ type, dessert wares are known with painted fable centres. A similar item was in the R. David Butti Collection; The Frances and Emory Cocke Collection and the Mackenna Collection.

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135 A Worcester fluted tea bowl and saucer, decorated in the manner of James Giles, with Fancy Birds, in a garden setting, the verso with bird in branches, the rims with birds and butterflies, seal mark, Klaber and Klaber label, c.1770 Vendor’s Note: This type of bird decoration has been and is being referred to by several names, including Dishevelled Birds, Fabulous Birds, etc., but the 18th century name was always Fancy Birds. The design seems to have been created by Dr George Davis, a highlyesteemed painter of his day. It was certainly adapted by James Giles and was called Fantastic Birds.

136 A Worcester King of Prussia spreading cylindrical mug, grooved handle, printed in monochrome with an engraving after Robert Hancock, with half-length portrait of the King of Prussia, a single Cupid with laurel wreath, trophy of arms, of drums, pikes, muskets, cannon and Fame, blowing a trumpet and three flags, inscribed with the Kings nine battle victories, . inscribed R .H. Worcester, 11.5cm high, c.1775 Provenance: Lady Mary Thompson’s sale, September 1893; The Dr Diamonds Collection; The Boynton Collection; The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p. 64.

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137 A Worcester lobed dessert plate, painted with a vignette of two colourful fancy birds, one perched in a tree, with birds in flight, double arcaded gilt border on a wet blue ground, gilded edge, 19.2cm diam, square fret mark, c.1768-70 Provenance: Bonhams, Edinburgh, 2007.

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138 A Worcester lobed silver shaped dessert dish, painted with a vignette of colourful flowers reserved on a wet blue ground, diaper borders, 22.5cm diam, square mark, c.1770 Provenance: H. Rissik Marshall Collection label for Beauchamp Galleries London. Vendor’s Note: The Marshall Collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of First Period Worcester Porcelain (1751 – 1783) in existence. The collection was presented to Oxford’s Ashmolean Musuem through the Art Fund Mr & Mrs Henry Rissik Marshall in 1957, in memory of their only son who was killed in action in 1944. Mr Marshall, who turned to his collection following his son’s death, had his ashes placed in one of the vases on display in the museum.

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139 A Worcester medium reeded saucer dish and teacup, possibly painted in the James Giles atelier in Neo-Classical manner in black and gilt with flowerheads within garlands and swags of husks, suspended from gilt bands, the saucer 18cm diam, the cup 10cm high, c.1775-80 Provenance: The teacup from the Perrins Collection, label; the saucer dish from the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams, label. Gerland Coke’s books suggest this item was possibly painted by James Giles.

140 A Worcester reeded coffee cup and saucer, plain handle, painted in Kakiemon style, with banded hedges and flowering plants, all in shades of puce, picked out in gilt, cell borders, the saucer 11.9cm, c.1772 Note: For a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, Lot 141.

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141 A Worcester shaped circular dish, decorated with gilt flowers and foliage on a wet blue ground, 21.5cm diam, label to verso, c.1770 Note: For a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, Lot 79. A similar plate is to be found in Spero (Simon), The Klepser Collection, No. 133, page 120. This type of decoration is a derivative of Chinese Kangxi period wares.

142 A Worcester Waiting Chinaman pattern tea bowl, painted in underglaze blue with a Chinaman waiting by a triangular fence, surrounded by neat flower sprigs, the interior with crowsfoot border, 7.75cm diam, crescent mark Ref: Similar pattern the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, P.103.

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143 A large rare Worcester junket dish, the centre with scroll-moulded panel picked out in gilt and painted with two fancy birds before a leafy branch, within a scale blue border and crisply moulded wide spiral band with colourful moths and butterflies, scale blue and floral bands, gilded rim, 25.5cm diam, square mark, c.1770 . Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams, Lot 166. Vendor’s Note: This rare coloured decoration of fancy birds and fruit can be readily associated with James Giles. A very similar example was exhibited by Albert Amour Ltd., October 1993, fig. 9314. Another is illustrated in Rissik Marshall, 1954, fig. 228. Please see Sandon (John), Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, page 212, for references and illustrations of further junket dishes.

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144 A large Worcester cylindrical mug, grooved loop handle, unusually painted with black outline and enamelled with large and small sprays of brightly decorated flowers, some picked out in gilt and white, turquoise border, 12.5cm high, c.1770 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II. Vendor’s Note: This lovely piece greatly appeals to me; it has such a simple design yet it is so delicately enamelled.

145 A large Worcester cylindrical mug, decorated with Milking Scene No. 1 and Rural Lovers, printed with milkmaid milking a cow with a gentleman leaning against a tree, cows in the distance, the verso with milkmaid and cowherd against a tree with a dog, red line to rim and handle, 12cm high, c.1768 Vendor’s Note: For an identically printed small mug see Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, Bonhams.

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146 A large Worcester The Foxhunt pattern punch bowl, printed after an engraving by Robert Hancock, after an oil James Seymour, with In Full Chase, with a continuous scene of huntsmen galloping to hounds, jumping fences and being watched by various farm folk, the fox in the distance, one huntsman being helped back on his horse, the interior with the dead fox being held aloft, four vignettes of game and sporting scenes at the rim, gilt border, 28.5cm diam. c.1768-70 Provenance: The D.V. Pares Wilson Collection. Vendor’s Note: Miss D.V. Pares Wilson was a racehorse owner who owned a number of Early Worcester pieces all related to horses. See the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, Lot 233 for a similar, larger punch bowl.

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147 A rare Worcester fluted teacup, pencilled in black with a Chinaman holding a parasol and a bird, by a fence and stylised a tree, the verso with vase of flowers on a table and stylised flowers, the interior with lambrequin border, 10.5cm diam, Sir Jeremy Lever label, c.1770 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams. Vendor’s Note:This pattern normally decorated pieces of the mid-late 1750s and occurs on plainer shapes.This very rare later version is not painted with such precision or detail.

148 A rare Worcester large punch bowl, printed in shades of grey with Robert Hancock engravings, to the interior a print of Kent’s monument of Shakespeare, with alternating large and smaller sprays of fruiting vines, the exterior with three prints, Charles Grignon’s engraving of Mayday after Francis Hayman’s painting, with three milkmaids dancing to the music of a violin played by a one legged fiddler, an attendant carrying a tray of silver plates and dishes on his head, the rare version of Milkmaids and a Farm Cowshed scene, divided by flower tendrils, the interior with gilt dentil rim, 28cm diam, c.1765 Vendor’s Note: The Shakespeare engraving is normally used for tankards. It is rarely seen on other items.

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149 A rare Worcester plate, painted by Jeffrey Hamet O'Neale, with a classical scene with a statue by an open temple, a boy and his dog fishing on the bank within a fancy gilt border on wet blue ground, gilt dentil rim, 19.3cm diam, square mark, c. 1768-70. Provenance: Graham and Oxley, London, 1981; Mellors and Kirk 2007. Note: For a similar type of plate see The Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams.

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150 A rare Worcester punch bowl, printed in deep lilac with Robert Hancock prints, the interior with The Amphitheatre, with ruins and figures, the border with eight garlands, the exterior with four prints, The Fountain, The Ruin by the Cliff The Three Sailor and The Shepherd and Shepherdess, gilt line rim, 28.3cm diam, c.1765-70 Vendor’s Note: These are rare prints and the only other large punch bowl I know with these prints in deep lilac is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (No.C.347/1940).

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151 A rare Worcester small punch bowl, printed in shades of grey with Robert Hancock engravings, to the interior a print of Kent’s monument of Shakespeare, with alternating large and smaller sprays of fruiting vines, the exterior with three prints, The Bagpiper, The Haymakers and The Milkmaids, gilt line rim, 21.2cm diam, 28cm diam, c.1765 Vendor’s Note: The Shakespeare engraving is normally used for tankards. It is rarely seen on other items.

152 A rare Worcester The Bluebell Spray pattern lobed plate, oziermoulded border, painted with stylised flowers, surrounded by three floral sprigs of flowers, 20cm diam, script W mark, c.1770 Vendor’s Note: As Henry Sandon says in his book, [the flowers] “as any home gardener will quickly recognize are completely imaginary”. Ref: for a similar pattern, see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p. 132. Ref: Similar pattern in the Zorensky Collection, Part. II., Bonhams, p.132.

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153 A small Worcester cylindrical mug, of Blue Border type, painted with garlands of colourful flowers attached with a lovers knot and pendent flowers hanging from the knots, with fancy blue and gilt borders, grooved handle, 9cm high, c.1775

154 A Worcester Compagnie des Indes style ovoid tea canister and cover, decorated with Chinese flowers and mixed sprays within a gilt wreath and scattered sprigs, diaper border in shades of purple, the cover with flower finial and gilt floral sprigs, 15.5cm high, c.1778 Provenance: P.G. White Collection; Bonhams.

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155 A Worcester Fable shell shaped dish, painted by Jeffreyes Hamett O’Neale, with the Fox and the Sheep, the fox standing over the unfortunate sheep, their reflection in the water, within gilt cartouche, gilt dentil rim, 20.75cm wide, c.1768 Vendor’s Note: Famous for his fable and animal paintings, O’Neale was known to be at Worcester in 1768 and returned to London in 1770. His pupils at Worcester followed his style of painting for a time.

156 A Worcester inverted baluster shape vase, the neck pierced with diamonds and roundels, painted with fanciful birds within an elaborated scroll cartouche, the verso conforming, on a wet blue ground, 19.3cm high, square mark, c.1768-70

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157 A Worcester Jabberwocky pattern ovoid tea canister, decorated in the Kakiemon style, with two vignettes of fancy birds amongst profusely flowering chrysanthemum, within gilt C scroll cartouches, on a scale blue ground, 13.5cm high, square mark, c.1770 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II; Zorensky Collection, Bonhams.

158 A Worcester Kempthorne pattern coffee cup and saucer, grooved handle, painted with stylised flower sprays in underglaze blue, green, yellow and red, the borders with alternating blue and gold bands and half chrysanthemum flowers, square mark, c.1770 Note: For example of this pattern Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p.39.

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159 A Worcester lobed silver shape dessert plate, painted with loose sprays of flowers and sprigs, brown line rim, 22.3 diam, red anchor to the edge of the footrim, 22.5cm diam, c.1765-70 Provenance:The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection; McWilliams Collection; S. Barratt Collection. Label for 11th Oct 1951, no. 314. Vendor’s Note: According to John Sandon, in his Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, a red anchor mark was mainly painted on wares decorated outside of the factory, however there are also some factory decorated pieces marked so. I believe the flowers on this plate to have been painted by James Giles.

160 A Worcester Aesop Fable lobed square dish, with ozier border, the centre finely painted with a reclining lion, grey elephant, purple cow and birds in flight, within a gilt circular cartouche, gilt dentil rim with tendrils, 23.5cm wide, c.1780 Vendor’s Note: These fable paintings were initially attributed to Jeffrey Hamet O’Neale or Fidelle Duvivier. However, since they have been attributed to an unknown painter who, for some of the scenes, used an illustrated edition of John Gay’s Fables for his source. As there are so few of these plates with the ozier border and imaginary animals, I suspect there were only one or two commissioned services made. For a similar dish see the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, Lot 88.

161 A Worcester barrel shaped teapot, loop handle, painted with famille rose style flower sprays and sprigs, pink scale border, flower finial to cover, 12.5cm high, c.1775

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162 A Worcester Bishop Sumner pattern plate, decorated in the famille verte manner with radiating panels with landscape vignette, each with birds or mystical beasts, the centre with a dragon and a phoenix, the outer border with alternating flowers and vines picked out in gilt, gold crescent mark, 22cm diam, c.1775 Note: For a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Lot 177.

163 A Worcester bowl, decorated in the studio of James Giles, with alternating panels in orange and white, with mons and trellis, the white ground with monochrome blue figure, with orange hands and hat, 14.5cm diam, c.1770 Note: For a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part III, page 52.

164 A Worcester Brocade pattern shellshaped dessert dish, decorated in the Japanese taste with panels of dragons, flowering prunus, mons or stylised chrysanthemums, on diaper ground panels and small green panels reserved with further leaves and flowers in gilt, shell handles, 20.8cm wide, c.1770 Vendor’s Note: A similar dish can be seen in the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Lot 140. This design is essentially derived from the Japanese Arita porcelain.

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165 Worcester Mrs Arthur James pattern dessert plate, decorated in the Sèvres manner, the centre painted with fancy birds in a delicate landscape vignette, the border with six alternating shaped panels in turquoise and white with gilt trellis and flowerheads, divided in puce and pink, outlined with gilded C-scrolls, six winged insects within the shell shaped panels of the cavetto, dentil rim, 21.8cm diam, c.1780 Note: This is believed to be from a single dessert service that was at one time the property of Mrs Arthur James hence the name. Provenance: Sir Peter Crossman of Tetworth Hall, Cambridgeshire; Christie’s, Tetworth Hall Sale, 5th November 2008.Ten other pieces were known at this date. A similar plate can be seen in Bonhams, R. Peter Butty Collection, 2006, p. 70.

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166 A Worcester Chinese Family hexagonal shape teapot stand, painted in Mandarin style, with a lady sitting by a table and another standing, listening to a musician, with attendants, picked out in gilt, crowsfoot border, 14.7cm wide, c.1770 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Part II, Bonhams; National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.

167 A Worcester Chrysanthemum bowl, moulded with a band of formal flowers, apple green banded borders, gilt floral sprig to centre, 15.25cm diam, c.1775 Provenance: The Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, Lot 129. Vendor’s Note: It is very unusual and rare to find these borders in apple and not French green.

168 A Worcester coffee cup and saucer, printed after Robert Hancock in brownish black with Ruins, picked out in gilt and enamel colours, with man fishing by an obelisk and temple, the saucer 13.2cm diam, crossed swords and nine mark, c.1770

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169 A Worcester coffee cup and saucer, grooved handle, decorated in the Imari palette, with Kempthorne style with flowering prunus sprays, chrysanthemum and peony flowers, square mark, c.1768 Ref: Andrew Dando Antiques. Vendor’s Note: According to R.W. Binns, the origin of the pattern and style name comes from John Thorneloe, one of the original partners in the Worcester Porcelain Company, who went to Mullion, Cornwall, searching for soapstone. Upon finding no available lodgings, he was invited to stay by a local gentleman, Renatus Kempthorne, who, as a gentleman, would accept no payment for his hospitality. On returning to Worcester, Thorneloe, is said to have commissioned a special service which he sent to Kempthorne using the soapstone he had procured in Cornwall. A nice story, probably based on some facts.

170 A Worcester coffee cup, grooved loop handle, painted with two vignettes of ‘Fancy Birds’ strutting amongst berried bushes within gilded mirror shaped cartouches flanked by smaller insect panels, on a scale blue ground, c.1770 Provenance: The Perry Collection. Vendor’s Note: Sir Michael Perry GBE is Vice-Chairman of the Museum of Royal Worcester (the former Dyson Perrins Museum), Chairman of the Friends of the Worcester Porcelain Museum, an entrepreneur and a known collector in his own right. The Robert and Celia Morris Collection of Worcester Porcelain

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171 A Worcester coffee cup, painted with a series of colourful fancy butterflies and buds in green monochrome, gilt rim, plain handle, 1775 Note: For a similar pattern cup and saucer see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, Lot 107; a similar example is illustrated by H. Rissik Marshall, Coloured Worcester Porcelain, p. 120, fig. 373.

172 A Worcester coffee cup, painted with a series of colourful fancy butterflies and buds in green monochrome, gilt rim, plain handle, c. 1775

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173 A Worcester Compagnie des Indes pattern fluted hexagonal shape teapot stand, painted with famille rose flowers within gilt leaf wreaths, the rims with shaped turquoise ground borders edged with Kakiemon style flowers and red diaper panels, c.1775 Note: For a similar stand see the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Lot 146.

174 A Worcester Dalhousie pattern reeded tea bowl and saucer, with central landscapes, ripe fruit and fancy butterflies and a ladybird, deep blue borders picked out in fancy gilding, 13.7 diam, crescent mark, c.1775 Provenance: The Crane Collection, Bonhams, P.112.

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175 A Worcester Dolls House pattern punch bowl, decorated with a small house under a tree and birds in flight, the interior with border of alternating diapers and chrysanthemums, the flower to centre, 24cm diam, c.1775

176 A Worcester Dolphin Ewer cream boat, of small size, with crisp shell moulding and two entwined dolphins to spout, lamprey handle, decorated in Japanese style with formal flower sprays, 8.5cm high, c.1770 Ref: Similar shape in the Zorensky Collection, Bonhams, Part I, page 76, and Part II, page 44. Vendor’s Note: The lamprey handle was always used in Worcester, unlike the Derby counterparts which have straight handles.

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177 A Worcester Dragons in Compartments pattern fluted slop bowl, brightly decorated with two panels of mythical dragons breathing gold fire and vases on shaped tables, all picked out in gilt, the interior with cell and panel border, the rim in red and green, 15.3 diam, square mark, c.1775-80

178 A Worcester drum shaped butter tub and cover, lug handles, painted with alternating fan and vase shaped reserves with exotic birds and insects, on a scale blue background, flower final, 11cm diam, square mark, c.1772 Vendor’s Note: It is rare to find a butter tub with exotic birds on a scale blue ground.

179 A Worcester Earl Manvers pattern dessert plate, with scalloped rim, decorated with berried foliage between dark purple, the border with small leaf chaplets within C-scroll cartouches alternating with pink diaper, the centre with flower, leaves and feathered gilding, 21cm diam, c.1780 Vendor’s Note: Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers (1737 – 1816), of Thoresby Hall, Budby, nr. Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.The house, its contents and estate, was sold in 1984 and is now a hotel. For a similar plate see the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Lot 205.

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180 A Worcester Fable shaped circular plate, oziermoulded rim, painted in the centre with a landscape vignette with three hounds attacking a stag in woodland, gilt rim, 22cm diam, c.1770 Provenance: Newman and Newman, London, 1958; Sir Peter Crossman of Tetworth Hall, Cambridgeshire; Christie’s, Tetworth Hall Sale, 5th November 2008.

181 A Worcester Fable shaped circular plate, oziermoulded rim, painted in the centre with a landscape vignette with two reclining sheep before a gnarled tree, birds in flight within gilt cartouche, gilt dentil rim, 20.3 diam, c.1770. Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams, Lot 195; Bonhams, Lot 167, 8th June 2006.

182 A Worcester Fan pattern circular plate, brightly decorated in the Imari palette with gilt flower within a blue band with white scrolling foliage, the rim with alternating fan and mons, 19.7cm diam, Chinese character mark, c.1770. Vendor’s Note: pieces of the ‘old Japan fan’ pattern were included in the December 1769 Worcester sale catalogue.

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183 A Worcester Fan pattern saucer dish, painted with colourful garlands of flowers in fan shaped cartouches, flanked by smaller flower garland roundels, reserved on a powder blue ground with scattered gilt flowers, red crescent mark, c.1765 Vendor’s Note: A red crescent mark denotes a commissioned service. Powder blue decoration, a dangerous and volatile Chinese invention later to transmitted to English porcelains via Delftware, was a difficult process which I believe accounts for the variations in some of the blue grounds, including varying shades of colour.

184 A Worcester Fence pattern saucer, printed in underglaze blue with fence, chrysanthemums and two birds in flight, tram line border, 11.5cm diam, crescent mark with E; another, smaller, 10.5cm diam, Man in the Moon, crescent mark, c.1765 Vendor’s Note: It has been suggested that the man in the moon was a whimsical joke committed by the engraver but stopped as soon as he was detected. Personally, I think it it’s a nice touch.

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185 A Worcester fluted ovoid tea canister, painted with garlands of garden flowers within three panels, edged with gilt scrollwork, divided by green stripes pencilled with dots, the green border around the foot pencilled with cross-hatching, 14.75cm high, c.1780 Note: a similar canister is in the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, Lot 180.

186 A Worcester fluted ovoid tea canister, decorated with alternating cobalt blue and white panels with stylised flowers sprays and pendants, picked out in gilt, on a wet blue ground, gilt rims, 15.5cm high, square mark, c.1768 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, lot 155; The Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams.

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187 A Worcester Old Mosaic pattern sugar bowl and cover, richly painted and gilded with alternating flowering prunus panels, diapers and scattered mons, the cover with flower finial, 12.8cm high., pseudo oriental character marks, c.1772 Vendor’s Note: A very rich Japanese pattern, derived from Arita.

188 A Worcester shell shaped dessert dish, decorated in the workshop of James Giles, painted in the centre en grisaille with a classical urn, snakes handles and sprigs of coloured flowers, wet blue ground applied in relief with gilt with scrolling fruiting vine, 19cm wide, crescent mark, c.1770

189 A Worcester Sir Joshua Reynolds pattern shaped circular plate, decorated with a long tailed bird perched on a rock in brilliant turquoise, yellow, red and blue enamels, by a flowering tree, on a white ground, the border in wet blue, with gilt scrolls, 19.2cm diam, W mark., c.1770 Provenance: Bonhams, Edinburgh May 2007, Lot 323; For similar design The R. David Butti Collection, Bonhams, P.59.

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190 A Worcester Fruit Sprays pattern small cylindrical mug, printed in blue with whole and sliced fruit and foliage, 8.5cm high, c.1770 Ref: Example of this pattern in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, P.128.

191 A Worcester Mansfield pattern potted meat tub, painted blue with sprays of peonies, scrolled border reserved with diaper panels, 11cm diam, W mark, Albert Amour label, c.1758 Provenance: The Larry and Betty Douglas Collection, Waddingtons Auctions, Toronto, Canada. Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon I.E.1.

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192 A Worcester Kangxi Hsi Lotus pattern heart shaped dish, painted in cobalt blue with formal flower sprays edged with petal-shaped panels enclosing further flowers edged, on cracked ice ground panels, the verso with scrolling leaves, 26cm wide, pseudo Kangxi mark Branyon, French and Sandon I.F3 Ref: Similar pattern in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, P.123. See: John Sandon, The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain 1751-1851, P.213.


193 A Worcester Prunus Roots pattern globular teapot and cover, of slightly shouldered form, painted in blue with the flowering branches, domed cover, knop finial, 16.5cm high, workman’s mark, c.1754 Ref: Similar tea pot sold in the Crane Collection, Bonhams Lot 100 See: Branyon, French and Sandon. 1D27. Vendor’s Note: Before 1760 all Worcester’s teapot lids were fully glazed underneath the flanged rim; from 1760 it became unusual to glaze under the flange.

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194 A Worcester The Carnation and Fruit Sprigs pattern shell shaped dish, printed with a carnation to centre surrounded by insects and flower sprigs, blue border, 20.5cm wide, c.1775 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 11.3.22.

195 A Worcester two-handled sauceboat, with flattened thumbrests, the exterior crisply moulded with four cartouches painted in cobalt blue with figures, landscapes and flowers, the centre with a Chinese riverscape, floral and scroll motifs. 19cm wide, workman’s mark, c.1755 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 1.B.32.

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196 A large rare Worcester Pickle Leaf Vine pattern pickle dish, painted in blue with bunches of grapes and floral sprays, serrated blue edged rim, 16cm wide, crescent mark, c.1758 Provenance: Albert Amour, 1979 exhibition, label; another; The Larry and Betty Douglas Collection, Waddingtons, Toronto, 2009.

197 A large Worcester Bouquets pattern cylindrical mug, printed in underglaze blue with sprays of flowers, grooved strap handle, 14.5cm diam, hatched crescent mark, c.1770 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 11C18. Vendor’s Note: This is the first piece I ever bought Robert as a present for his birthday. He was over the moon with it: happy memories.

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198 A large Worcester Fisherman and Billboard Island pattern strap fluted sauce boat, painted in blue with two Chinese scenes in the reserved panels, the interior with floral spray and ornament, diaper borders, the handle with a pronounced thumb rest, 20cm wide, workman’s mark, c.1757 Ref: Similar design in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, p.116.

199 A large Worcester Fringed Tree pattern sauceboat, with pointed angular handle, painted with a Chinese landscape, fisherman on a rocky island by a small pavilion and a bridge, the verso with island and boat, the interior with diaper panels alternating with trailing flower sprays, 22cm wide, crescent mark, c.1756 Ref: A similar example in The Susi and Ian Sutherland Collection, Bonhams, Lot. 153.

200 A large Worcester Two Peony Rock Bird pattern shell shaped pickle dish, painted in underglaze blue with a bird perched on a tall pierced rock flanked by flowering plants, scroll border, the thumb rest with leaves, workman’s mark, c.1758 Provenance:The Susi and Ian Sutherland Collection, Bonhams.

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201 A rare Worcester cylindrical mug, grooved strap handles, printed in bright blue with the Man Holding a Gun and the Man Shooting a Gun, 11.5cm high, crescent mark, c.1775 Ref: Similar mug in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, Page141.

202 A rare Worcester Prunus Fence pattern Sparrow Beak jug, painted in underglaze blue with fence and rocks, grooved handle, 8.25cm high, workman’s mark, c.1755

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203 A rare and unusual Worcester Prunus Root conical sugar bowl, finely painted in blue with flowering branches extending to the interior. 10.7cm diam, workman’s mark of an arrow and an amulet, c.1756 Ref: Similar in The Susi and Ian Sutherland Collection, Bonhams, p.66. Vendor’s Note:The workman’s mark is well known on Worcester, a variety of these marks are illustrated on page 24, in Worcester Blue and White Porcelain by Branyon, French and Sandon. I have tried to find any reference to the unusual shape of this bowl, but unfortunately I could find no information anywhere.

204 A rare Worcester Cabbage Rose Sprays pattern bell shaped mug, second version, grooved handle, printed with the rose and foliage, 8.75cm high, c.1765 Ref: Straight small mug with this pattern sold Bonhams, Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, P.135. Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 11C.12A. Vendor’s Note: The two sprays used on this small mug are obviously linked to the other Cabbage Rose Sprays but as they have not been seen in conjunction we have classed these as a separate pattern. The only other example known to us is in a private collection in London.

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205 A rare Worcester Marrow pattern shell shaped sweetmeat dish, curled-over handle, printed with marrow, walnuts, mushrooms and foliage, moulded feathered rim edged in deep blue, 13.5cm wide, crescent mark, c.1775 Provenance: The Larry and Betty Douglas Collection, Waddingtons, Toronto, 2009. Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon IIB24.

206 A rare Worcester The Plantation slop bowl, well painted with fence, foliage, building and ducks, the interior with flower sprig, 12cm diam, c.1754 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 1.D.11.

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207 A small Worcester Parrot Pecking Fruit pattern cylindrical mug, printed with bird perched pecking a fruit, strap fluted handle, 8.5cm high, script W mark, c.1770 Vendor’s Note: There are at least three varying versions of this prints. The original is believed to be with ‘Rt. Hancock fecit’ hidden on the branch on which the parrot is perched.

208 A small Worcester Fisherman and Billboard Island pattern strap fluted sauce boat, painted in blue with two Chinese scenes in the reserved panels, the interior with floral spray and ornament, diaper borders, the handle with a pronounced thumb rest, 16.5cm wide, workman’s mark, c.1757 Ref: Similar design in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, p.116.

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209 A very rare Worcester Formal Rose pattern geranium leaf moulded pickle dish, painted in blue with rose and sprigs, blue border, 7cm wide, crescent mark, c.1765-80 Provenance: The Larry and Betty Douglas Collection, Waddingtons, Toronto.

210 A Worcester Fence pattern milk jug and cover, printed in underglaze blue with profuse flowers by a fence with birds flying across a lake, domed cover, flower finial, silver metal chain to cover, 15cm high, crescent mark, c.1765 Vendor’s Note: First produced in 1765, the Fence pattern proved to be a very popular design. Ref: Branyon, French and Saunders 11B9.

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211 A Worcester Arcade pattern tea bowls and saucer, painted in cobalt blue in the Kangxi style with alternating petal shaped panels of standing figures and flowering branches within cross hatched band border, pseudo Chinese marks, Albert Amor label, c.1765 Provenance: The Zorka Hodgson Collection, Bonhams, Lot 87. There was a similar piece in the Barbara Leake Collection, Bonhams, Lot 139. Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 1A7.

212 A Worcester Bandstand pattern tea bowl and saucer, printed and washed in blue with pagodas, trees, bridge and foliage, elaborated border, hatched crescent marks, c.1780 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 11B12.

213 A Worcester Bat pattern teapot stand, printed in underglaze blue, with blue wash, with bats in flight and a vase of flowers by a fence, gilt border, 15cm wide, c.1780 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 11.B.26. Vendor’s Note: Chinese admiration for bats began thousand years before Christ.They were held to be a sign of good luck. In the Manchu period, bats were frequently used as decorative motifs and were embroidered on the emperor’s robes and carved into thrones as well as other furniture.


214 A Worcester Bird in a Ring pattern tea bowl and saucer, well painted with a singing bird sitting in a fancy ring near a table in a garden, banded diaper border, c.1760 Ref: For a similar pattern see, Bamfords, Fine Art, 12th February 2014; The Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, p. 131; Branyon, French and Sandon 1.C.14.

215 A Worcester Bouquets pattern Cabbage Leaf Mask jug, moulded with overlapping leaves, bearded mask spout, printed in cobalt blue with sprays of flowers, 19cm high, crescent mark, c.1770 Note: Similar jug in Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, P.131, Bonhams. Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 11C18. The Robert and Celia Morris Collection of Worcester Porcelain

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216 A Worcester Cannonball pattern coffee cup and saucer, strap grooved handle, painted in underglaze blue with islands with trees, house and pagoda and cannonballs, workman’s marks, c.1756 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 1.D.6.

217 A Worcester Landslip pattern slop bowl, painted with a house on a slope, trees and flowering bush, 15.5cm diam, workman’s mark, c.1755 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 1.D.21.

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218 A Worcester Chrysanthemums small bowl, press moulded, painted in blue with a chrysanthemum and a frieze of flowers, SIXE, crescent mark, c.1757 Ref: For another example of this pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, p. 117.

219 A Worcester Cracked Ice pattern cylindrical mug, painted in cobalt blue with reserved panels painted with Chinese figures, one standing pointing to a flower, the other seated on curious rockwork, the blurred ground with flowerheads, grooved loop handle, 12cm high, crescent mark, c.1765 Ref: Branyon, French and Saunders, I.A. 14. Provenance: Jas. A. Lewis & Son, Antique Dealers, of 67 East 57th Street, New York; purchased by Jean and Joseph Connolly; their sale, Waddingtons, Canada. See an example in the Zorenksy Collection, Part II, p. 119. Vendor’s Note: Joseph Connolly was the head of his family business which manufactured women’s clothes in Montreal. While his wife, Jean, was an art historian.

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220 A Worcester Eloping Bride pattern coffee cup and saucer, finely painted with a frieze of Chinese archer and companion galloping on a horse with a procession of men with flags and banners, the centre of the saucer with a man with a spear, zigzag borders, pseudo Chinese character mark, c.1765 Provenance: The Larry and Betty Douglas Collection; sold Waddingtons, Toronto. Ref: See a similar item in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams; and the Barbara Leake Collection, Bonhams, Lot 140. Vendor’s Note: This design derives from a hunting scene and motif on 17th century Kangxi porcelains.

221 A Worcester Feather Moulded Birds pattern bowl, painted in cobalt blue with trailing foliage and birds, the interior with banded floral scroll border, 7.25cm diam, workman’s mark, c.1765 Note: For a similar pattern in Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, P.128.

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222 A Worcester Mansfield pattern small sugar bowl, painted in underglaze blue with scrolling foliage, sprig in the centre, 10cm diam, workman’s mark., c.1757

223 A Worcester Feather Moulded Floral pattern coffee cup, painted in cobalt blue with trailing foliage and insects, banded floral scroll border, workman’s mark, c.1757 Note: For a similar pattern in Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams. Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 1E6.

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224 A Worcester Feather Moulded Floral pattern small tea bowl and saucer, painted in cobalt blue with trailing foliage and insects, banded floral scroll border, workman’s mark, c.1757 Provenance: Atheneum.

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225 A Worcester Rock Strata Island pattern globular teapot and cover, finely painted in blue with riverscape with a sampan by an island, diaper border, flower finial, 18.5cm high, crescent mark. Note: Similar item in Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, Lot 336. Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon S 1D8.

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226 A Worcester Fence pattern ogee shaped chocolate cup and saucer, serpent handles, printed in underglazed blue with fence, chrysanthemums and other foliage, painted cell border, crescent marks, The Wright Collection label, c.1765 Vendor’s Note: This shape is surprisingly uncommon in blue and white. For a similar item see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, p. 129.

230 A rare Worcester tea bowl and saucer, pencilled in monochrome with oriental flower sprays and a moth, within foliate borders and four leaves picked out in red and gilt, the saucer 12cm diam, Zorka Hodgson Collection label, c.1755 Provenance: The Zorka Collection, Bonhams, Lot 71.

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231 A Worcester Banded Hedge and Ho-Ho Bird pattern slightly flattened hexagonal bottle vase, colourfully painted with panels with flowering plants and flowers, 10cm high, Yarborough label, c. 1753-54 Provenance: The R.C. Yarborough Collection, California, USA.

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232 A Worcester Boy on a Buffalo pattern bowl, pencilled in monochrome with a continuous landscape with boy riding a buffalo, stylised tree, boats and birds in flight, 12.2cm diam, workman’s mark of cross in a small circle, c.1755 - 1756 Vendor’s Note: For a similar design see the Crane Collection, Bonhams, Lot 79; and the Frank Wheeldon Collection, Bonhams, p. 40.

233 A Worcester Cos lettuce sauce boat, moulded in relief, delicately painted with coloured flowers and sprigs, brown line rim, curled spout, stalk handle, c.1754 Vendor’s Note: This shape was copied from Meissen and was only made for approximately two years.

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234 A Worcester fluted hexagonal teapot stand, painted in Kakiemon enamels with a long tailed bird in flight above prunus and bamboo issuing from banded hedges, brown line rim, 14.1cm wide, c.1754-55 Provenance: The Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, Lot 59. Vendor’s Note: As with other 18th century porcelain factories, Worcester did not correctly match the decoration with the shape: here the decoration itself is clearly Japanese, while the form is clearly a derivative of Chinese Export wares.

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235 A Worcester hexagonal moulded cream boat, painted with colourful standing song bird, the verso with song bird on branch, the interior with flower sprays and flowerhead to centre, square section handle, high thumb rest, 10.5 cm long, c.1753-54 Provenance: Bonhams, Bath, 2007.

236 A Worcester high footed sauce boat, of the Smoky Primitive variety, printed in black with Chinoiserie scenes and a bird, the spout with polychrome flower and puce cartouche, the interior with Bubbles, polychrome flowers to interior rim. 18.7cm long. c. 1754 Provenance: Christie’s, Hearts of Oak Sale, Lot 294, 2009. Vendor’s Note: The Little Bird in Handley, no. 6.2; Bubbles in Cook, no. 17.

237 A Worcester ivy leaf pickle dish, short stalk handle, enamelled in Chinese style outlined in black with formal flowerheads on trailing leafy branches, the underside moulded with the vines, 9.5cm long, c.1753-54 Provenance: Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh, 2009. Ref: For a similar item see the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, Lot 5.

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238 A Worcester octagonal coffee cup, delicately painted in the Chinese manner with alternating panels of flowering plants and insects, scroll handle, 5.5cm high, Leake Collection label, c.1753 Provenance: Barbara Leake Collection, Bonhams, Lot 168, P.60.

239 A Worcester Queen Charlotte coffee cup, typically decorated with alternating iron red and blue spirals, picked out in gilt, ribbed handle, 6cm high, workman’s mark, T, c.1756 Provenance: Purchased from Anton Gabszewicz.

240 A Worcester ribbed bell shaped coffee cup, decorated in the famille rose palette with two flowering branches of peonies, below a black diaper border with flowerhead panels, scroll handle, curled thumb rest, 5.5cm high, c.1754-55 Provenance: Bonhams, 2007, Lot 276.

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241 A Worcester ribbed coffee cup, decorated in the famille rose palette with two flowering peony branches and insects, formal floral and red line border, scroll handle with curved thumb rest, 5.2cm high, c.1753 Provenance: Mellors and Kirk, Nottingham, 2012. Vendor’s Note: Celia bought this as a present for Robert’s 70th birthday. He said it was the best present he ever received.

242 A Worcester straight flared ribbed moulded coffee cup, shaped rim, enamelled in famille rose palette with floral sprigs, formal floral, the border with red line border, the handle with a pronounced thumb rest, 5.2cm high, c. 1753-54 Provenance: Bonhams, 2010.

243 An early Worcester Transitional Period tea bowl, printed in monochrome after James Hancock, with ornithological study with a magpie, perched on a branch, other birds in flight, black line rim, 7.2cm diam, c.1755-56

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244 A rare Worcester ‘Smokey Primitive’ ‘Transitional Period’ finger bowl and stand, printed in grey and black with scenes of water birds, the stand with the wild ducks in flights, swans, trees and foliage, the finger bowls with swans on the water, one on a tussock and birds in flight, the verso with ducks, ducklings and heron, birds in flight, the stand 16.7cm diam, the bowls 8.9cm high, black line rims, c. 1755-58 Provenance: The McWilliams Collection, Bonhams, Lot 75, 17th October 1991; the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection; sold Bonhams, Part I, p. 113.

245 A Worcester Hibiscus pattern coffee cup, well painted with large stylised honeysuckle flower, trailing vines, insect and scroll, 6cm high, c.1758

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246 A Worcester petal lobed finger bowl and stand, of typical form, painted in the Meissen manner, in soft colours, with sprays of roses and garden flowers with scattered sprigs, the stand 16.5cm diam, 9cm high, c.1757 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams, Part II page 10; The Zorensky Collection, Part II, Lot 36; a similar example was in the Rous Lench Collections, Sothebys 1986. Vendor’s Note: This is one of the prettiest finger bowls I have seen.

247 A Worcester Pu Tai pattern bell shaped coffee cup, wishbone handle, painted with a pot bellied monk seated by a rocky mound with two attendants to his left, one seated with a lotus flower, the other with a ball, the interior with iron red crowsfoot border picked out in gilt, 6.3cm high, c.1757 Note: This pattern was directly copied from Chinese porcelain. Pu Tai was a Buddhist monk who lived during the Tang dynasty. His image as the jovial monk was adopted and became the popular representation of Buddha himself.

249 A Worcester Red Bull pattern early globular teapot, painted with two figures beside cattle and further figure before rocks and trees, a red sun above, 9.5cm high, d workman’s mark in pale green, c.1754 Vendor’s Note: According to John Sandon it is very rare to have a workman’s mark put on an item in colour.

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250 A Worcester Scarlet Japan pattern tea bowl and saucer, possibly painted by James Giles, with alternating flowers, orange panels with fancy criss-cross gilding and mons, the tea bowl with figures holding a bird, the saucer with two figures tending a garden, gilded rims, red floral mons to interior, the saucer 12.3cm diam, c.1758 Provenance: Mellors and Kirk, Nottingham.

251 A Worcester strap fluted sauce boat, painted with brightly coloured flower sprays, panels edged with leafy sprays and scrolls, the rim with smaller sprays, the foot rim decorated with brown dotted flowers, the interior and lip with flower sprig, 16.8cm long, c.1758 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Part II, Bonhams, Lot 32.

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252 A Worcester The Plantation pattern tea bowl, painted in underglaze blue with huts, landscape, trees and foliage, 7cm diam, workman’s mark, c. 1754

253 A Worcester Valentine pattern Cabbage Leaf pattern dish, painted with two doves perched on a quiver of arrows, two hearts on an altar, a garlanded tree and bird in flight, the stalks crossing to form the handle, 26cm wide, c.1758 Note: For a similar pattern and dish see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, p. 28, Bonhams. Vendor’s Note: The original Valentine pattern was designed by Percy Brett and copied onto a Chinese porcelain service made for Commodore Anson in 1743, probably as a wedding present. This pattern, like so many other Chinese designs, was copied by the Worcester manufactory.

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254 A Worcester Valentine pattern coffee cup, painted with two doves perched on a quiver of arrows, two hearts on an altar and a garlanded tree, puce pencilled border, c.1756 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part 2 Bonhams, Lot 16.

255 A Worcester Vine Leaf moulded dish, the veins in relief, finely painted with a central bouquet of flowers, surrounded by small sprigs, the edges in a bright green, twig handle. 23cm long, c.1755 Vendor’s Note: Similar dishes to be seen in the Barbara Leake Collection, Lots 186 and 187, Bonhams 2008. The moulded veining is so detailed that it is highly likely a real leaf was used to assist in the original mould-making.

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256 An unusual Worcester wrythen moulded sugar bowl/cream bowl, cover and stand, decorated in the studio of James Giles, decorated with alternating flower sprigs and caterpillars, butterflies, ladybirds and moths, in gilt and dark blue, yellow ozier borders, the interior with blue rose, outlined in gilt, the cover with flower bud finial, the saucer 17.5cm diam, workman’s mark to all, c.1756-58 Vendor’s Note: A label states that there is a similar bowl and cover in the Jeremy Street Collection which has been with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, since 1901. The only information that I have been able to gather is a reference saying, ‘Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street, [London]’.

257 A Worcester Astley/Harvest Bug pattern globular teapot and cover, decorated with large black, red and gold insect with famille rose flower spray, flower bud knop, crowsfoot border, 13.5cm high, c.1765-70

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258 A Worcester Chinese Family pattern globular teapot and cover, painted in ‘Mandarin’ style with a lady seated at a table another standing, with attendants, listening to a musician, picked out in gilt, crowsfoot border, 13.5cm high, c.1765-70

259 A Worcester Jabberwocky pattern ogee chocolate cup and saucer, shaped rims, scroll moulded scroll handles, painted in the Kakiemon palette with dragon coiled around a branch among flowering chrysanthemums within turquoise ground borders, edged with gilt scrolls and red diapers, 14cm diam, c.1765 Note: For a similar pattern see the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Lot 145, Bonhams. Vendor’s Note: I have always been fond of dragons. Maybe because I was born in Wales!

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260 A Worcester L’Amour pattern sugar bowl, printed in monochrome after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with a courting couple, her maid standing behind and a gardener with roller, the verso with Garden Statuary pattern and The Garland Makers, with three girls, two seated and one standing making garlands of flowers in a landscape with a ruined castle and flying birds, the interior with black line, 10.1cm diam, c.1758-65 Vendor’s Note: This is a rarer variation on the normal, the fountain is missing to the left and a gardener is rolling the lawn to the right. The little dog still in front.

261 A Worcester Les Garcons Chinois tea bowl and saucer, printed in the style of Pillement, with two Chinese boys, one standing, the other seated with a bow on a rococo branch, a castle in the distance, the verso with a Chinese gentleman sitting under a hut, holding a rod and loop, above rococo scrollwork, black line rim, 11.5cm diam, c.1760, the saucer 11.4 cm diam, c.1760

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262 A Worcester Milkmaid at Gate pattern tea bowl, printed in black after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with man standing by a gate in conversation with a milkmaid who carries a pail on her head, a group of cows and substantial buildings in the background, the verso with Milking Scene, No2, with a pastoral scene of a girl milking a cow, black line rim, 7.2cm diam, c.1756-60. Vendor’s Note: Milking Scene No. 2 was most frequently used for decorating the inside of single handled early sauceboats of about 1756.

263 A Worcester Milkmaid pattern shaped hexagonal teapot stand, printed in black after Robert Sayer, engraved by Robert Hancock, with a farmyard scene, with a milkmaid carrying a pail on her head and another being relieved of her pail by a man, before a hay barn, 14.8cm diam, c.1758 Provenance: The Barbara Leake Collection, Bonhams, P.70. The Robert and Celia Morris Collection of Worcester Porcelain

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264 A Worcester Milkmaid pattern tea bowl and saucer, printed in black after Robert Sayer, engraved by Robert Hancock, the saucer a farmyard scene, with a milkmaid carrying a pail on her head and another being relieved of her pail by a man, before a hay barn, the cup conforming, minus hay-barn, the verso with a herder and his cows, the interior with swan, the saucer 13cm diam, c.1760

265 A Worcester Milkmaids pattern teacup and saucer, printed in puce after Robert Sayer, engraved by Robert Hancock, the saucer a farmyard scene, with a milkmaid carrying a pail on her head and another being relieved of her pail by a man, before a hay barn, the cup with similar print, the verso with herder and his cows, gilded rims, the saucer 13cm diam, . crossed swords and 9 in underglaze blue, c.1770 Vendor’s Note: Robert Sayer was a printer who lived very close to Fleet Street, London.

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266 A Worcester Old Japan/Star pattern globular teapot and cover, decorated in the Imari palette with fan and vase shaped gilt cartouches with iron red and gilt stars and shell mons, scale blue ground, cover conforming, flower finial, 18cm high, square mark, c.1768-70 Vendor’s Note: The Worcester factory adopted a number of these Japanese Arita patterns like Old Mosaic, Brocade and Queens Pattern.

267 A Worcester pear shaped coffee pot and cover, decorated by James Giles, with colourful fancy birds, in a garden setting, bird in branches to verso and scattered insects, domed cover, flower finial, gilt line borders, 24cm high, c.1765

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268 A Worcester pear shaped coffee pot and cover, painted with sprays of colourful flowers and scattered sprigs, scroll handle with thumb rest, the cover with a flower finial picked out in gilt, 21.2cm high, c.1765 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection Bonhams.

269 A Worcester Peeping Tom pattern saucer dish, printed in tones of grey, after an engraving by Robert Hancock with a courting couple, with dog at her side and sheep grazing, with figure peering through the bushes behind, black line rim, 18.5cm diam, c.1758-60

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270 A Worcester Phoenix pattern silver shaped plate, painted in the Kakiemon palette, with yellow-headed birds perched on exotic foliage, the border with alternating floral sprigs alternating scrolls and diaper band, the verso with scattered floral sprigs, 22.5cm diam, c.1768 Provenance: The Collection.

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271 A Worcester powder blue octagonal plate, painted with a river scene landscape to the centre, a fisherman in a sampan between two islands with trees and a house, the ground with four fan shaped cartouches, each with river landscape, divided by roundels, the verso with seaweed scrolls, 18cm wide, pseudo Chinese mark, c.1765 Note: A similar plate was sold from the Rous Lench Collection by Christie’s, Lot 232, May 1990; and the McWilliams Collection, Bonhams, October 1991.

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272 A Worcester Pu Tai pattern coffee cup, grooved handle, painted with a pot bellied monk seated by a rocky mound with two attendants to his left, one seated with a lotus flower, the other with a ball, the interior with iron red crowsfoot border picked out in gilt, 5.8cm high, c.1757

273 A Worcester punch bowl, painted in Mandarin style with two boys pointing at a monkey sitting in a tree, a figure kissing another, a man and his wife sitting at a table, a lady and a little boy holding two cups on a tray, large stand with flowers and a man looking at a snake in a vase, wavy red and dot border to the interior, 23.3cm diam, c.1762-65 Vendor’s Note: I have never seen another punch bowl decorated with any Chinese or Chinoiserie design.The design itself seems unique and the use of white enamel extremely rare.

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274 A Worcester Quail pattern beaker, of conical form, painted in the Kakiemon colours with two quail under a blossoming prunus tree, scattered sprigs and tree to verso, the interior with iron red and gilt border, 4.8cm high, gold crescent mark, c.1765-70 Vendor’s Note: It is unknown why certain services are marked with a gold crescent, while others are not. Gold crescent marks are to be found on the Duke of Gloucester and the Bishop Sumner services; while very rarely on some of the early Quail pattern pieces.

275 A Worcester quatrelobed dessert tureen, cover and stand, painted with shaped panels of flowers, within gilded rococo borders, reserved on a blue scale ground, gadrooned rims, stalk handles applied with flowers at the terminals, the stand 21cm wide, square marks, c.1768 Note: For a similar piece see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Lot 183.

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276 A Worcester Queen Charlotte pattern tea bowl and saucer, decorated in the Imari palette with spiralling bands of foliage and scrollwork in puce and iron red alternating with scrolls on a blue background, picked out in gilt, the saucer 12.7 diam, square mark, c.1760

277 A Worcester rare teacup and saucer, painted with panels of brightly coloured disheveled birds and smaller panels of insects, reserved on a yellow scale ground within gilt scrolled borders, saucer 13.4cm diam, crossed swords and nine marks, c.1768 Ref: For a similar teacup and saucer see the Crane Collection, Bonhams, Lot 262, 2010. Vendor’s Note: This pattern is derived from a Meissen pattern. The yellow ground was only produced for a short period of time.

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278 A Worcester Red Bull pattern coffee cup and saucer, coloured and outlined in black with bull, figures, tree and large rock and red sun, ribbed handle, red and black line borders, c.1756 Vendor’s Note: An early Worcester pattern first used in 1754.The origin is an uncommon Chinese famille rose pattern from the Yongzheng period; first faithfully reproduced at Worcester in 1754 as a coloured-in black print. For a similar teabowl and saucer see the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, p. 63.

279 A Worcester Red Bull pattern small bowl, coloured and outlined in black with bull, figures, large rock, tree and red sun, 10.3cm diam, c.1758

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280 A Worcester ribbed tea bowl and saucer, the saucer painted with three panels of garlands of fruit and gilt scrolls, bordered with a garland of blue husks and scrolls, teabowl conforming, wet blue scalloped border, gilt line rim, crescent mark, c.1768

281 A Worcester Rich Queen’s pattern coffee cup and associated saucer, grooved handle, decorated with alternating panels of Kakiemon flowers and foliage, divided by iron red mons on a cobalt blue ground, picked out in gilt, 7.5cm high, square mark, c.1768

Vendor’s Note: This is very similar to the Lord Henry Thynne pattern.

Note: For a similar piece see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Lot 165, Bonhams.

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282 A Worcester Ruin pattern shaped hexagonal teapot stand, printed in black after Robert Hancock, with a gentleman standing by a tree, before ruins, black line rim, 14.7cm diam, c..1758

283 A Worcester Rural Lovers pattern tapering ovoid vase, printed in monochrome with an engraving after Robert Hancock, with a boy conversing with a milkmaid beneath a tree, the milkmaid carries a yoke on her shoulders and her pails at her side, the verso with Milking Scene No 1, with a boy talking to a milkmaid, standing by a tree and cows, the ground and neck with birds in flight, 17.5cm high, c. 1758 Provenance: D.V. Pares Wilson Collection.

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284 A Worcester scalloped circular plate, painted with a bouquet of flowers and scattered sprigs, brown line rim, 21cm diam, c.1765-70

285 A Worcester Scarlet Japan pattern fluted coffee cup, decorated in the typical manner with alternating orange panels with a gilt trellis design reserved with mons and prunus branches and chrysanthemums, highlighted in gilt with flowers, the interior with flowerheads, c.1765

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286 A Worcester Scarlet Japan pattern fluted tea bowl and saucer, decorated in the typical manner with alternating orange panels with a gilt trellis design reserved with mons and prunus branches and chrysanthemums, highlighted in gilt with flowers, chrysanthemum to the centre of the saucer, the bowl with flowerheads, seal mark, c.1765

287 A Worcester Scarlet Japan pattern hexagonal shape teapot stand, decorated with orange panels reserved with mons, alternating with panels of chrysanthemums and prunus roots, mons to centre, 14cm diam, c.1765

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288 A Worcester shaped circular Blind Earl dish, moulded in relief with veins, the rustic crabstock handle with rosebuds, printed in monochrome with Classical Ruins, with a part ruined fountain with a lady walking down the steps from bathing, a gentleman sitting on some masonry waiting, 15.6cm wide, c.1760-65 Vendor’s Note: For reference please see the Handley Collection, p. 168, fig. 5.19; for a similar design see the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, p. 108, Bonhams.

289 A Worcester shaped circular plate, possibly early James Giles, painted with scattered sprigs and three colourful formal bouquets of forget-me-nots, convolvulus, harebells and other foliage, red line border, 22.2 diam. c.1765

290 A Worcester shaped hexagonal teapot stand, printed in rare sepia with a version of Robert Hancock’s Ruins, with a gentleman fishing by a tree by a monument being overrun by foliage, 14.2cm wide, The Perry Collection and Ridley-Day Collection label, Steppes Farm Antiques label , c.1760

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291 A Worcester shaped lobed and fluted circular plate, printed in monochrome in black after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with an idealised Italianate landscape,with an old man in flowing robes, examining and pointing towards an urn in front of a ruined temple, the rim with trailing flower sprays, gilt line rim, 22.8cm diam, c.1765 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams, P.68. Vendor’s Note: This print is one of a series based on engravings after Giovanni Paolo Panini. For more information see Handley (1991), chapter 5.

292 A Worcester Sparrow beak jug, decorated in monochrome brown and colours with a prunus tree, flower and a strutting bird looking up to a bird on a tree stump, which looks back, bamboo trees in gilt, grooved handle, 8.3cm high, c.1765 Provenance: Christie’s Vendor’s Note: This pattern always amuses Celia. It reminds her of Robert calling to her from the shop downstairs and Celia answering from the top of the stairs.

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293 A Worcester sparrow beak jug, groove handle, painted in Mandarin style with two panels of Chinese figures, with a boy in a window and a woman peeping out and other figures, flanked by panels of gilded scrollwork, iron red and black foliage, 9.5 cm high, c.1768 Vendor’s Note: It is believed that items decorated with this type of pronounced panel of scrollwork was done in the atelier of James Giles.

294 A Worcester Stag Hunt pattern globular teapot and cover, painted with two men in a landscape, birds in flight, the verso with stag, huntsman and dog, in gilt cartouches, gilt arrow borders, the cover with pointed knop finial, the handle and spout with puce scrolls, 17cm high, c.1765 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II; the Zorensky Collection, Part III.

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295 A Worcester Starburst pattern Dolphin Ewer cream boat, of small size, crisp shell moulding with two entwined dolphins embossed beneath the lip, decorated in Japanese style with formal flower spray, 8.5cm high, c.1765-70 Ref: For a similar shape please see the Zorensky Collection, Bonhams, Part I, p. 76 and Part II, p. 44. Vendor’s Note:The Lamprey eel handle was always used in Worcester, unlike the Derby ewers in which a straight handle was used.

296 A Worcester sugar bowl, uniquely decorated in bold blue and pink enamel flowers and an open scroll, depicting a lakeside scene in puce, picked out in gilt, the interior with alternating blue circles and puce flowers, floral sprig to the centre, c.1765 Provenance: The Harris Masterson Collection.

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297 A Worcester tapering ovoid pattern teapot and cover, faceted spout, the domed cover with a flower spray knop, printed after Robert Hancock, in purple, with idealised Italianate landscapes. with figures, arched bridge, trees and foliage, the verso with The Ruin by the Cliff, 16.5cm high, c.1760 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams, P.109. Vendor’s Note: Another example can be seen in the collection of Mr and Mrs A.W. Tuke. Both prints are in Cyril’s Cook supplement on Robert Hancock.

298 A Worcester tea bowl and saucer, printed after Robert Hancock, in brownish black and picked out in enamel colours, with The Old Dutch Barn, the verso with landscape and Tower House farm, the saucer 11.7 diam, c.1765 Vendor’s Note: Prior to 1753 all porcelain and enamels were hand decorated.Transfer printing is one of the few entirely English contributions to the art of porcelain and its production. Robert Hancock, the talented engraver, initially worked at the Battersea enamel works of the equally talented engraver John Brooks. It was Brooks himself who is accredited with inventing the new procedure to use engraved copper plates. Hancock moved from Battersea to Worcester, and from enamels to porcelain, in 1756/57 – when Worcester first introduced transfer printing on their wares. He was a partner of the Worcester factory for about three years until being bought out by the other shareholders. In all, Hancock served the company from 1756 to 1774. 148


299 A Worcester tea bowl and saucer, printed in purple after Robert Hancock, with The Signal Tower, a harbour scene with a signal tower, church, houses and a three story classical ruin on a stepped platform and buildings across the harbour, three sailing boats and a punt in the harbour, the tea bowl with The Ferry with an Italian river scene, the verso with a man in a punt, c.1762 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams; The Harris Masterson Collection, Texas.

300 A Worcester The Anchorage pattern bowl, printed with three engravings after Robert Hancock, in purple with a nautical scene with a sailing ship moored against a towered building, the other prints with landscape with classical ruins, the interior with black line rim, 14.3cm diam, c.1758

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301 A Worcester The Decoy pattern baluster milk jug and cover, printed in monochrome after an engraving by Robert Hancock , with a river scene with a man and a woman on the bank, near a wild-fowl decoy, to the left a three storied house with smoking chimney, other buildings and a draw-well, the verso with two shepherds, sheep, a cow, tall trees, stream and the farmhouse in the distance, birds in flight, the cover with flower finial, printed with windmill and a castle, black line borders, 14cm high, c.1760 Vendor’s Note: Purchased from Mellors and Kirk, April 2007; the previous owners purchased this milk jug and cover from Graham & Oxley Ltd., London, 24th September 1981.

302 A Worcester The Foxhunt pattern punch bowl, engraved by Robert Hancock with a continuous print, after a painting by James Seymour, In Full Chase with a continuous scene with mounted huntsmen galloping to hounds, being watched by farm folk, the fox disappearing, the interior with hounds, gilt dentil rim and formal florets around the inside, 29cm diam, 1765-68 Provenance: The D.V. Pares Wilson Collection. Note: For a similar, larger punch bowl see the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, Lot 233, Bonhams.

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303 A Worcester The Garland Makers pattern ovoid tea canister, printed in monochrome after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with three girls, two seated and one standing making garlands of flowers in a landscape with a ruined castle and flying birds in the background, the verso L’Amour, with a courting couple seated on a bench, her maid behind, a Neptune fountain to the left, in the front a garden roller and a little dog, black line to shoulder, 12.5cm high, c.1765 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, p. 66, Bonhams.

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304 A Worcester The King of Prussia No.3 small teapot and cover, printed in monochrome with an engraving after Robert Hancock, with half-length portrait of the King of Prussia, a single Cupid with laurel wreath, the verso with Fame, blowing two trumpets, the handle and spout with stylised foliage, the cover with flower bud finial and printed with cannon and barrels with cannonballs, black line borders, 11.3cm high, c.1757 Vendor’s Note: This is the rarest of the three engravings of The King of Prussia that Robert Hancock produced for porcelain decoration. The print is signed RH Worcester and further marked with an anchor (the rebus of Richard Holdship, who seems to have been responsible for transfer printing at the factory). In addition, semi-concealed, the scroll is inscribed R Hancock fecit Worcester. Note: This is such a rare piece. I can find none of the well-known collection catalogues with this design on a teapot in any description, so I cannot reference it..

305 A Worcester The Magician pattern fluted hexagonal shaped teapot stand, painted in the Mandarin palette, gilt lambrequin border, c.1768 Note: For a similar pattern see the Zorenksy Collection, Part II, Lot 68, Bonhams.

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306 A Worcester The Milking Scene No. 1 trumpet shaped vase, printed in monochrome with an engraving after Robert Hancock, with a boy leaning on a tree talking to a girl milking a cow, the base with standing and reclining cow, the ground with scattered birds in flight, 15cm high, c.1765 Provenance: R.H. Marshall Collection; The Gladys L. Robertson Collection/Galt. Ontario; The Joseph Handley Collection. Vendor’s Note: This engraving by Hancock was derived and copied from an earlier engraving by Luke Sullivan published in 1759 and entitled A View of Woodbourne in Surrey. The Schreiber Collection has a print of this engraving. Of Gladys L. Robertson the only reference I could find pursuant to this lady are two pieces of porcelain from her collection now in the British Museum and both with labels from Albert Amor.

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307 A Worcester The Tea Party No. 2 tea bowl and saucer, printed after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with a lady and gentleman in period costume on a sofa, with a shaped table, a small dog at their feet, the interior with a swan, the verso with Maid and Page No. 1, with a serving maid and a page boy carrying a plate and a kettle, black lines to rims, 12.6cm diam saucer, c.1760 Vendor’s Note: Bonhams, 22nd January 2008.

308 A Worcester The Tea-Party No. 3 pattern saucer, printed in monochrome after an engraving by Robert Hancock, third version, with lady and gentleman seated having tea around a tripod table, a dog at their feet, by a sparsely decorated tree and ornamental fountain, black line rim, 12.3cm diam, c.1756-60. Provenance: Purchased from Anton Gabszewicz, 2008. Vendor’s Note: This is a somewhat rare print, not easily found.

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309 A Worcester The Temple Ruins pattern shaped circular plate, printed after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with figure seated on a block of masonry, by a pyramid and ruined classical pillars, gilt rim, 19.8cm wide, c.1765 Vendor’s Note: A mug in sepia with this design is recorded in the Schreiber Collection.

310 A Worcester The Windmill pattern bell shaped medium mug, grooved handle, printed in monochrome after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with a river-scene with a water mill, fisherman and weir, the verso with windmill and other buildings, the ground with birds in flight, 12.1cm high, c.1760 Vendor’s Note: A similar design is on a saucer in the Schreiber Collection. This design has not of yet been identified on any other type of English porcelain, pottery or enamel.

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311 A Worcester The Windmill pattern saucer, printed in monochrome with an engraving after Robert Hancock with windmill, buildings and foliage, a town in the distance, 12cm diam, c.1765

312 A Worcester Two Crab pattern faceted coffee cup, decorated in Kakiemon manner with a dragon descending in flames through the clouds up to scurrying red crabs, amongst grasses and peony, picked out in gilt, dense border of iron red leaves reserved with gilt flowerheads, c.1758 Vendor’s Note: For a similar design see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Lot 50, p. 33. 156


313 A Worcester Two Quails pattern globular teapot and cover, brightly decorated with black pencilled birds among formal rocks and colourful plants, the cover with pointed finial, 16cm high, c.1770 Ref: For a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams. Vendor’s Note: This teapot and cover could be outside decorated, probably in the workshop of James Giles.

314 A Worcester Two Story House pattern leaf dish, in relief with two overlapping leaves, stalk handle, pencilled in purple with a Chinoiserie pattern of two figures conversing in front of a small obelisk, vase and a two story building, under a shaded by a spreading palm tree, scroll work border, 26cm wide, c.1756 Vendor’s Note: Pencilled means the process by which a small pointed brush outlines the design and colour wash is subsequently added to give the whole depth.

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315 A Worcester Warmestry fluted cup and saucer, delicately painted with flower sprays and sprigs, gilded rims, the saucer 11.5cm diam, square mark, c.1765-70 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams.

316 A Worcester Whitten Anglers large spreading cylindrical mug, grooved handle, printed in black monochrome with two ladies and a gentleman angling in the park, the verso with La Diseuse d’Aventure, with three ladies with a fortune-teller with a boy and a dog, a man peeping from behind a tree, 15cm high, c.1765-68 Note: Similar prints are to be seen in the Schreiber Collection and in the British Museum.The design of the engraving itself is derived from A View of the Canal and of the Gothic Tower in the garden of His Grace the Duke of Argyll at Whitten (sic). A similar mug can be seen in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, p. 104.

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317 A Worcester lobed square dessert dish, painted in the atelier of James Giles, with sprays of Spotted Fruit, 20cm wide, c.1775-80 Provenance:The Crane Collection, Bonhams. Vendor’s Note: It is reputed that James Giles was the Spotted Fruit Painter.

318 A Worcester lozenge shaped dish, painted in the workshop of James Giles with four Dishevelled Birds on an extended ground of green leaves and tendrils, surrounded by fanciful insects and butterflies, gilt border, 25.6cm wide, c.1765

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319 A Worcester Mandarin style globular teapot and cover, decorated in the James Giles workshop, with a lady standing by a boy with a fishing rod, the verso with a lady in a garden, the ground with gilt scrollwork and reserved with puce landscape panels, loop handle, the cover with flower finial, 14.5cm high, c.1765-70 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams.

320 A Worcester oval dish, stalk handle, later decorated in the Watteau style with two panels of courting couples in a garden setting, flower to centre and panels, 27.5cm wide, c.1770 Vendor’s Note: This piece belongs to a group of later decorated Worcester pieces with a claret ground, which is reminiscent of the Giles Studio. Some similar pieces can be seen in the Zorensky Collection, Parts I, II and III, Bonhams.

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321 A Worcester ovoid tea canister and cover, decorated in the manner of Giles, with gilt slightly spiralled lines with green garlands of flowers and leaves, the foot with fancy gilding, domed cover, flower finial and applied with green leaves, 17cm high, c.1765 Note: Similar to the Horner of Mells service.

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322 A Worcester reeded large saucer dish, possibly painted in the James Giles atelier in the Neo-Classical manner in black and gilt with flowerheads within garlands and swags of husks, suspended from gilt bands, 21cm wide, c.1775-80 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection; sold, Bonhams. Gerald Coke suggested that this item is possibly painted by James Giles. 323 A Worcester reeded tea bowl and saucer, possibly painted in the James Giles atelier in the Neo-Classical manner in black and gilt with flowerheads within garlands and swags of husks, suspended from gilt bands, c.1775-80

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324 A Worcester Rich Kakiemon leaf dish, moulded with two overlapping leaves, probably decorated at the James Giles studio, with wild strawberries, heartsease and exotic phoenix birds among flowering shrubs, within mirror shaped cartouches, reserved upon a scale blue ground, rich cailloute gilding to border, 32cm wide, c.1770-75. Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, Bonhams, p.62. 325 A Worcester shaped circular plate, painted in the atelier of James Giles, the centre a profusion of spotted fruit and vines with an urn half hidden, deep wet blue border, with gold callioute (bubbles), gilt rim, 18.8cm diam, crescent mark, c.1765 325

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326 A Worcester shaped circular plate, painted in the atelier of James Giles, the centre a profusion of spotted fruit and vines with an urn half hidden, deep wet blue border, with gold callioute (bubbles), gilt rim, 21.3cm diam, crescent mark, c.1765

327 A Worcester shaped circular plate, decorated in the James Giles studio, with bouquets of roses, harebells and violas, scattered floral sprigs, outlined in black, gilt line border, 17cm diam, c. 1770

Provenance: The Crane Collection Bonhams; 1960s/1970s fragmentary catalogue clipping, probably from a Philips sale.

328 A Worcester shaped circular plate, decorated in the workshop of James Giles, with brightly coloured Dishevelled Birds in branches, a pear and three plums to centre, scattered black currants, gilded rim, 22.1cm diam, c.1765 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Lot 215; The Zorenksy Collection, Part III, Lot 223.

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329 A Worcester shaped circular plate, possibly early James Giles, painted with scattered sprigs and three colourful formal bouquets of forget-me-nots, convolvulus, tulip and other foliage, red line border, 22.2cm diam, c. 1765


330 A Worcester shell shaped dessert dish, decorated in the James Giles workshop, with a large classical urn, garlanded with flowers and sprigs within an ozier moulded border picked out in bright blue, 20cm wide, c.1770 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Lot 221, Bonhams;The Zorensky Collection, Part III, Lot 220, Bonhams. James Giles to have been responsible for all the Worcester porcelain painted with urns. They appear in many shapes, sizes and colours.

331 A Worcester tea bowl and saucer, decorated in the James Giles style with cut and whole fruit in purple monochrome, gilt rims, saucer 12.8cm diam, c.1765

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332 A Worcester tea bowl and saucer, decorated in the manner of James Giles, painted in puce monochrome with flowers and feathered foliage within gilt rococo cartouches, c.1770

333 A Worcester tea bowl and saucer, from the atelier of James Giles, painted with colourful flowers within fan shaped panels each with stylised coloured flowers, reserved upon a powder blue ground, picked out in gilt, the saucer 12cm diam, c.1768 Provenance: The cup, The Frank Wheeldon Collection, Bonhams; the saucer, The McWilliams Collection, Bonhams, 13th October 1991.

334 A Worcester tea bowl and saucer, of small size, from the atelier of James Giles, painted with fancy birds within fan shaped panels reserved on a powder blue ground, the interior with butterfly, picked out in gilt, the saucer 11.6cm diam, c.1768 Note: A similar pattern can be seen in the Zorenksy Collection, Part II, Lot 161, Bonhams. Vendor’s Note: Powder blue was very difficult to apply; you used cobalt oxide powder, blown through a tube with gauze at the end, the powder would then adhere to some sort of oil which had been applied to the porcelain. It only seemed to be used for the fan pattern pieces. 166


335 A Worcester tea bowl and saucer, of small size, painted with colourful flowers within fan shaped panels reserved upon a powder blue ground, the interior with flower sprigs, picked out in gilt, from the atelier of James Giles, the saucer 11.6cm diam, c.1768 Provenance: The Frank Wheeldon Collection, Bonhams.

336 A Worcester teacup, decorated in the manner of James Giles, in two shades of green with roses, tulip, harebell and other flowers, outlined in black, gilt line rim, c.1770

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337 A Worcester Warmestry fluted shape tea bowl and saucer, painted in dry blue, attributed to James Giles atelier, delicately painted with tulips, pansies, auricular on sprigs and in bunches, gilt dentil rim, seal mark, c.1768 Vendor’s Note: For more information on the work of James Giles see, Coke (Gerald), In Search of James Giles and Hanscombe (Stephen), James Giles: China and Glass Painter.

338 A Worcester Dalhousie style reeded French shaped tea bowl and saucer, decorated with lakeside views with castles, within turquoise husk roundels, the ground painted with colourful sprays of flowers and insects, the underglaze blue border gilt with C scrolls, dentil rims, the saucer 13.2cm diam, Steppes Hill Farm Antiques label, crescent mark, c.1775 Provenance: Steppes Hill Farm Antiques, label; The Barbara Leake Collection, Lot 257, Bonhams.

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339 A Worcester quatrelobed oval tureen, cover and stand, shell handles, painted with bouquets of colourful flowers within gilt borders with grasses, on a wet blue ground, domed cover, artichoke finial, the stand 18.5cm wide, crescent mark, c.1768

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340 A Worcester Royal Marriage pattern reeded French shaped coffee cup and saucer, painted with three colourful sprays of flowers concealing a bow and arrow with a lovers knot, blue and gilt borders, the saucer 13.5cm diam, crescent mark, c.1780 Note: A similar item can be found in the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Lot 185, Bonhams; and the Barbara Leake Collection, Lot 256, Bonhams.

341 A Worcester sauce tureen ladle, the bowl painted with flowers and foliage, banded blue border and handle, outlined in gilt, c.1768

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342 A Worcester shaped circular dessert plate, in the Meissen manner, printed in puce and overpainted in bright enamels with figures amongst classical ruins, reserved within gilded borders on a scale blue ground, the rim with smaller panels of painted florets, 22.7diam, square mark, c.1768 Provenance: Alixe W.C. McCart Collection; Mrs D. MacCallum Collection. A similar plate can be seen in the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, Bonhams. Vendor’s Note: According to John Sandon, the origin of the decoration on this plate is somewhat puzzling. The scale blue ground and printed landscape must surely have been applied at the Worcester factory. However, the gilded borders around the plate show strong similarity with those found on pieces with undoubted Giles enamelling. Therefore, it is assumed that the colouring of the prints and the gilding was done at the Giles workshop.

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343 A Worcester shaped circular plate, painted with stylised flowers and sprigs within gilt fan and vase shaped cartouches, on a scale blue ground, 20.4cm diam, crescent mark, c.1770

344 A Worcester Starburst pattern coffee cup, teacup and saucer, decorated with alternating fan and vase with stylised gilt and red floral stars, scale blue ground, gilt borders, square marks, c. 1768-70

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345 A Worcester Two Peony Rock Bird pattern shell shaped pickle dish, painted with a bird perched on a tall pierced rock flanked by flowering plants, scroll border, leaves to thumbrest, workman’s mark, c.1758

346 A Worcester reeded teacup and coffee cup, attributed to James Giles atelier and painted in dry blue, with delicately painted tulips, pansies, auricular on sprigs and in bunches, gilt dentil rims, c.1768

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347 A Worcester shaped oval chestnut basket, cover and stand, moulded with panels of formal florets, picked out in puce, the stand and cover pierced, applied with twig handles issuing colourful moulded flowers and leaves, the centre of the stand painted with a bouquet and sprigs of formal flowers, gilt dentil and line borders, the stand 26cm wide, c.1770-72 Note: For a similar item see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p. 89.

348 A Worcester The Three Fishers teacup, printed after an engraved by Robert Hancock, with river scene with a small stone bridge and figures fishing, the verso with large tree, houses and mountains, picked out in gilt, brown and gilt borders, crossed swords and nine mark Vendor’s Note: There is a copy of this design printed in lilac in the Schreiber Collection. Another, in purple, in the Capell Collection which was illustrated in Cyril Cook’s supplement on Robert Hancock.

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349 A Worcester The Bird-Coop saucer, printed after an engraving by Robert Hancock, with a girl on a ladder closing the door of a large birdcoop, another figure leaning on a footbridge, 11.5cm diam, c.1765 Vendor’s Note: This print has been recorded on a cup and saucer which were formerly in the Hadley Collection. It is also on two mugs in the Schreiber Collection.

350 A Worcester teacup and saucer, printed after the engravings of Robert Hancock, in brownish black, picked out in gilt and enamel colours, with Ruins with arch, figures, dog and stream, 13.6cm diam, crossed swords and nine on saucer, square mark to cup, McWilliams Collection labels, c.1765 Provenance: McWilliams Collection, labels; The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p. 69.

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351 A Worcester leaf moulded dish, in relief with two overlapping leaves, stalk handle, decorated in Imari palette with Kempthorne style prunus sprays, prunus sprays, chrysanthemums and peony flowers, 25.5cm wide, Zorensky Collection label, c.1768-70

352 A Worcester leaf dish, decorated in the atelier of James Giles, moulded with two overlapping leaves, painted with a colourful display of divergent tulip, rose hips, scarlet pimpernel, other flowers and fruit, a puce hairy caterpillar and scattered moths, insects, very long winged butterflies and flower sprigs, the stalks picked out in pale pink, 35.5cm long, c.1770 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams.

353 A Worcester Scarlet Japan pattern fluted sparrow beak jug, decorated with orange panels reserved with mons alternating with panels of chrysanthemums and prunus, 11cm high, c.1770 Provenance: The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p. 33.

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354 A Worcester Magician pattern Cabbage Leaf dish, brightly painted and highlighted in gilt in the Chinese style with a male conjurer and an audience of two ladies, gilded and iron-red fancy border, 21.2cm wide, Worcester BiCentenary Exhibition label, c.1768

355 A Worcester ovoid reeded cream jug, painted with three loose bouquets of colourful flowers, below a turquoise diaper border edged with gilt C-scrolls issuing delicate pendant foliage, gilt dentil rim, ear shaped handle, 11.5cm high, c.1775 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, Bonhams, p.90; The Zorensky Collection, Bonhams.

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356 A Worcester globular teapot and cover, painted in the Chinese Export style with a spray of flowers, within an oval gilded panel broken up by purple flowers, scattered sprigs, iron red and gold fancy borders, flower finial, 13.5 cm high, c.1770 -80

357 A Worcester lobed dessert plate, painted with a vignette of colourful flowers within scrolling gilt foliage, reserved on a wet blue ground, gilt diaper rim, 22.5cm wide, crescent mark, c.1770

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358 A Worcester ovoid vase, brightly painted with two fancy birds standing in a landscape, another in flight, within a gilt C- scroll cartouche, the verso conforming, the shoulder with two small reserves with birds in flight, on a scale blue ground, the neck with gilt band with white flowerheads, the interior with gilt leafy scrolls and trellis, 15.5cm high, square mark, c.1768-72

359 A Worcester large cylindrical Dalhousie type pattern mug, decorated with a cartouche of a river scene with a castle and boats in the distance, turquoise husk border flanked with sprays of colourful flowers, the base and top in blue and gilt, 12cm high, crescent mark, c.1778. Note: For a similar mug see the R. David Butti Collection, Bonhams, Lot 76.

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360 A Worcester large cylindrical mug, with grooved handle, richly painted with two Mandarin panels of a lady seated at a table, another standing in attendance flanked by birds in red and black, all reserved upon a mosaic pattern border, picked out in gilt, 13cm high, c.1770 Provenance: The Dyson Perrins Museum Collection; de-accessioned in the 1970s. Vendor’s Note: A very rich Mandarin style of decoration; we have only ever come across this decoration on a mask jug.

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361 A Worcester reeded French shaped Dalhousie type cup and saucer, decorated with a temple on a seashore, within a turquoise husk roundel, mixed flower sprays with small insects on a blue ground border, square mark; the saucer, of reeded French type, with Lord Henry Thynne pattern, with a landscape of house by a lakeside, with a turquoise husk roundel, mixed fruit and insects, blue ground border, picked out in gilt, crescent mark, c.1780

362 A Worcester Sir Joshua Reynolds pattern saucer, decorated with alternating panels with a long tailed bird perched on a rock in brilliant turquoise, yellow, red and blue enamels, on a white ground, divided by wet blue panels with roundels of flowers, 12.5cm diam, crescent mark; a Dalhousie type sugar bowl, painted with a tree on a grassy bank with a watchtower by a stream, blue and gilt border hung with swags of fruit and foliage and colourful insects in flight, 8cm high, crescent mark, c.1770-80 (2) Provenance: Sugar, H. Harrow Bunns Collection; sold, Christie’s, 8th Mary 1928.

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363 A Worcester Old Mosaic pattern pear shaped milk jug and cover, painted with eight different formal panels broken up by Japanese mons, in underglaze blue, iron red, puce, yellow, turquoise and green, picked out in gilt, loop handle, the cover with flower finial. 14.5cm high, Chinese character marks, .c.1768. Provenance: The Parkinson Collection, Sotheby’s, Lot 310, 21st June 1966; F.S. MacKenna Collection, Christie’s, Lot 330, 1972.

364 A Worcester pear shaped milk jug and cover, painted with colourful garlands of flowers suspended within scrolling gilt cartouches, flanked by smaller vasular panels, reserved on a scale blue ground, loop handle, the cover with flower finial, 14cm high, crescent mark, c.1768 Provenance: The Kneller Collection; The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Lot 160, Bonhams. The Robert and Celia Morris Collection of Worcester Porcelain

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365 A Worcester lobed dessert plate, painted with a vignette of two colourful fancy birds, one strutting , gilt arcaded border, on a wet blue ground, gilded rim, 19.2cm diam, square fret mark, c.1768-70 Provenance: Bonhams Edinburgh, 2007.

366 A Worcester reeded French shaped teacup and saucer, painted with deep purple classical urns, within puce ribbon tied foliate and fruit swags, blue and gilt border, the saucer 13.8cm diam, crescent marks, c.1780 Note: A similar design can be found in the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams.

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367 A Worcester fluted shaped circular dessert plate, decorated with a central cartouche painted with a boathouse and river scene, edged with a pattern of overlapping turquoise husks, the ground with colourful sprays alternating with insects, blue border applied with gilt, 22cm diam, crescent mark, c.1778

368 A Worcester Lord Henry Thynne pattern shaped circular dessert plate, painted with landscape vignette of a church beside a river within a turquoise husk roundel, surrounded by three fancy birds in flight and colourful fruit sprays, banded blue border, applied with gilt scrollwork, 21.4cm diam, crescent mark, c.1780

Note: For a similar cup and saucer see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Lot 189.

Provenance: Bonhams, December 2007. For a similar plate see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, p. 79.

369 A Worcester reeded saucer dish, painted in Kakiemon style, with banded hedges and flowering plants, all in shades of puce, scrolling styled border in puce, picked out in gilt, 19cm diam, c.1772

370 A Worcester shell shaped dessert dish, decorated in the workshop of James Giles, painted in the centre en grisaille with a classical urn, mask with ring handle and coloured floral garlands, wet blue ground applied in relief with gilt with scrolling fruiting vine, 19cm wide, crescent mark, c.1770

Note: For a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Lot 141, Bonhams.

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371 A Worcester pierced oval dessert basket, painted with bouquet of colourful garden flowers within gilt cartouche, on a wet blue ground, the exterior applied with florets, green rope-twisted handles with moulded flowers and leaves at the terminals, gilt dentil rim, 21cm wide, crescent mark, c.1770

372 A Worcester teacup and saucer, painted with alternating fan and vase shaped gilt scroll reserves with stylised flowers and foliage, on scale blue ground, gilt rims, the saucer 12.5cm high, crescent mark, c.1768

Note: For a similar type of basket please see the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part II, Lot 164, Bonhams.

373 A Worcester heart shaped dessert dish, painted to centre with a floral sprays, the deep scale blue border with alternating fan and vase shaped gilt scroll reserves with garlands of colourful flowers, gilded rim, 26cm wide, square mark, c.1770

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374 A Worcester shaped circular dessert plate, painted with alternating fan and vase shaped gilt scroll reserves with garlands of colourful flowers, on scale blue ground, gilded rim, 22.3cm diam, square mark, c.1770

375 A Worcester shaped circular dessert plate, painted with alternating fan and vase shaped gilt scroll reserves with garlands of colourful flowers, on scale blue ground, gilded rim, 22.3cm diam, square mark, c.1770

376 A Worcester Scarlet Japan pattern teapot and cover, painted with alternating panels in orange and white with gilt trellis and mons, the white ground with prunus branches and chrysanthemums, picked out in gilt, domed cover, pointed knop finial, 13.5cm high, c.1770 Note: For a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, p. 48.

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377 A Worcester reeded coffee cup and saucer, decorated in the style of James Giles with alternating panels with spotted fruit sprays and berried palms on a turquoise ground and husk swags, bordered in cobalt blue and gilt, W script marks, c.1780 Provenance: The Zorensky Collection, Part III, Lot 187, Bonhams.

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378 A Worcester junket dish, decorated in the workshop of James Giles, moulded with three panels of bamboo surrounding a central flower motif, within a wavy line border and rim, the borders picked out in pale green and red enamel, the plain panels between the bamboo painted in yellow and black with classical urns draped with colourful flowers, 23cm diam, c.1772 Provenance: The Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams; The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection. Vendor’s Note: I have never seen another piece decorated in this way or with this colouring.

379 The Reagan Service - a Worcester scalloped dessert plate, painted in the Sèvres style with a dry blue flower spray within an entwined garland in turquoise and gilt, the C scroll gilded border with panels of puce and gilt flowers flanked by shagreen sections issuing swags of turquoise pendant husks, 21.5cm diam, c.1775 Vendor’s Note: For a similar plate see the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Part I, Lot 190, Bonhams. President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan were presented with three dishes from the service during one of their State Visits to London.

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380 A Worcester The Animal Service lobed circular plate, in the style of Jeffreys Hamett O’Neale, with a lion standing by a tree looking at an otter, reserved on a wet blue ground within a formal gilded scrollwork border, 19.2cm diam, crescent mark, c.1770 Note: A similar plate can be seen in the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Lot 171, Bonhams; for a similar tea canister see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Lot 192. It appears that only one service of this distinctive design was ever produced. Jeffreys Hamett O’Neale painted some pieces, while a pupil under his direction painted the others.

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381 A rare Worcester tea bowl and saucer, painted with a series of colourful fancy insects among leaf and bud sprigs in green monochrome, a striped caterpillar nibbling at a leaf in the centre, gilt rims, the saucer 12.1cm diam, c.1775 Note: For a similar cup and saucer see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Lot 107, Bonhams. A similar example is also illustrated by H. Rissik Marshall in Coloured Worcester Porcelain, p. 120, fig. 373.

382 A Worcester French shape reeded teacup and saucer, with four lobed panels containing two swags of fruit and red berries, reserved on a turquoise enamel ground, the underglaze blue border edged with gilt flowers and scrolls, the saucer 13.2cm diam, W mark, c.1780 Provenance: The Zorensky Collection, Part I, Lot 200, Bonhams; the Zorensky Collection book, fig. 358.

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383 A Worcester French shape reeded teacup and saucer, with four lobed panels containing two swags of fruit and red berries, reserved on a turquoise enamel ground, the underglaze blue border edged with gilt flowers and scrolls, the saucer 13.2cm diam, W mark, c.1780 Provenance:The Zorensky Collection, Part I, Lot 200, Bonhams; the Zorensky Collection book, fig. 358.

384 A Worcester Neo-classical double ogee shape cup and saucer, entwined handle, painted with a border of black husk festoons and gilt line above scattered coloured flower sprigs, gilt dentil borders, flower sprigs to cup centre, c.1790 Provenance: The McShane Stephens Collection. The shape is very unusual for Worcester. The saucer includes a slight well in the centre, similar to that seen on chocolate cup saucers.

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385 A Worcester reeded French shaped coffee cup, painted with colourful flowers and a ladybird, gilded border, c.1770

386 A Worcester Quail pattern saucer, painted in the Kakiemon colours with two quail under a blossoming prunus tree, iron red and gilt border, 15cm diam, c.1775

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387 A Worcester shaped oval fluted dish, decorated to centre with turquoise flower outlined in black with gilt foliage within a turquoise chevroned oval cartouche, deep border conforming, 29cm diam, c.1770

388 A Worcester reeded French shape teabowl and saucer, decorated with borders of white and black chain on a turquoise band, outlined in gilt, c.1775

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389 A Worcester French shape fluted small tea bowl and saucer, decorated with bright turquoise enamel borders edged with gilt C scrolls and other formal patterns, gilt flower sprig to centres, c.1775 Note: For a similar pattern please see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p. 45.

390 A Worcester The Marchioness of Huntly pattern square lobed dish, painted with colourful spiralling flower festoons, within a gilt C-scroll cartouche, apple green border, 20.5cm wide, c.1770 Vendor’s Note: This service is believed to have been commissioned for the Marchioness of Huntly. The marquessate is the oldest in the peerage of Scotland, the second oldest within the English peerage, and was created in 1599 for George Gordon, 6th Earl of Huntly.

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391 A Worcester fluted tea bowl, decorated with two-tone green leaves, outlined in black, leaves to the centre, gilt dentil border, seal mark, c.1770

392 A Worcester shaped circular plate, with central vignette of colourful fanciful birds in a landscape, the inner border with gilt floral swags, blue rim applied in gilt husks, 19cm diam, crescent mark, Crane Collection label, c.1780

393 A Worcester Hop Trellis pattern shaped circular dessert plate, painted with pendant boughs of red-berried hops alternating with red and gilt trelliswork, the centre with a berried sprig within a wide turquoise cailloute band, blue border gilt with scrollwork, 21.7cm, crescent mark, c.1775 Provenance:The Crane Collection, Lot 322, Bonhams.

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394 A Worcester shaped circular plate, with scalloped rim, painted with two large and one smaller colourful fancy birds in a landscape vignette, surrounded by a flying bird and insects, dentil border, 21.5cm diam, c.1770 Vendor’s Note: This still, developed during the 1760s, was created by Dr George Davis who specialised in these florid bird patterns and who later moved to the Chamberlain factory where he is said to have painted the Princess Charlotte service.

395 Lord Stormont Service - a Worcester cup and saucer, decorated in trompe l’oeil with turquoise swags tied in bows at intervals with a fine gilt fringe and carefully painted shadows in dark blue, a gilt dentil rims, entwined handle, picked out with gilt line and dot edging, saucer 13.5cm diam, c.1778 Provenance: The Trapwell Collection, label. Vendor’s Note: An example of this design can be found in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Lot 193, Bonhams. The service, commissioned by Lord Stormont in 1778, imitates a Sèvres pattern of c. 1765. In 1912, Mr Amor purchased the entire Trapnell Collection.The Times of 12th December 1912 reported that the value of the complete collection – over a thousand pieces – was thought to be almost £15,000.

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396 A Worcester teacup and saucer, decorated in the Sèvres style, entwined handle in puce, painted with painted with colourful floral bouquets and sprigs, floral sprig to centre of cup, crossed swords and nine mark, c.1765

397 A Worcester Horner of Mells pattern lobed square dish, decorated in the workshop of James Giles, painted in two tone green with tendrils and flowers. 20cm square, c.1770

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398 A Worcester scallop shell three-tier centrepiece, encrusted overall with various shells, seaweed and coral, picked out in bright colours, the graduated shells edged in tones of pink and the interiors painted with mixed flower sprays, gilt rims, encrusted shaped base, 18.5cm , c.1770 Provenance: The Estate of Margot Roebling DeHope; thence by descent in the Roebling and Price families; Charlton Hall Antiques, West Columbia. Margot’s grandfather and great-grandfather experimented in twisted wire roping and started designing and building suspension bridges, the most famous being Brooklyn Bridge, New York. Vendor’s Note:The modelled shells are probably the work of John Toulouse who moved to Worcester from the Chelsea factory when it closed in 1768. Ref: For a similar piece see the Zorenksy Collection, Bonhams, Part II, page 89. The form is usually referred to as a shell pickle or sweetmeat stand, the top being used for salt.

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399 A Worcester Sheridan pattern teacup and saucer, painted in the workshop of James Giles, the saucer and interior of the cup painted with generous sprays of colourful flowers, within brown line borders entwined with leafy tendrils, gilt dentil rims, crossed swords and numeral 9 mark, c.1770 Ref: For a similar cup and saucer see the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Bonhams;The Harris Masterson Collection; and Hanscombe (2005). Vendor’s Note: Harris Masterson was a businessman and well-known philanthropist, earlier serving as an intelligence officer during the Second World War. He served as board chairman or president of all the major Houston arts organisations.

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400 A Worcester Mrs Arthur James pattern dessert plate, decorated in the Sèvres manner, the centre painted with fancy birds in a delicate landscape vignette, the border with six alternating shaped panels in turquoise and white with gilt trellis and flowerheads, divided in puce and pink, outlined with gilded C- scrolls, six winged insects within the shell shaped panels of the cavetto, dentil rim, 21.8cm diam, c.1780 Provenance: Sir Peter Crossman, of Tetworth Hall, Cambridgeshire; sold, Christie’s, The Tetworth Hall Sale, 5th November 2008.Ten other pieces are known at this time. A similar plate can be seen in the R. Peter Butty Collection, Bonhams, 2006, p. 70. Vendor’s Note: This is believed to be from a single dessert service that was at one time the property of Mrs Arthur James hence the name.

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401 A Worcester cannonball pattern sparrow beak jug, strap grooved handle, painted in underglaze blue with islands with trees, house and pagoda and cannonballs, 8cm high, crescent marks, c.1765

402 A Worcester oval basket, the interior beautifully painted with large colourful bouquet of flowers, the exterior applied with pink flowerheads, on a yellow ground, two branch handles applied with flowers and leaves, 22.5cm long, c.1770 Provenance: Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, Lot 105.

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403 A French Worcester type lobed tray, painted with flower spray to centre, the blue ground panels reserved with small flowers, the ground with gilt foliate scrolls and flowers alternating with colourful flower garlands, blue scroll border, edged with gilt, 32cm diam, pseudo square mark

404 A Worcester Floral Sprays pattern leaf dish, moulded with veins, painted with rose, rose hip and other garden flowers, twig handle, serrated rim edged in blue, 22.5cm wide, crescent mark, Scottish Antiques label, c.1765 Ref: For a similar example see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, p. 121..

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405 A Worcester Rock Warbler pattern sugar bowl, painted in underglaze blue with bird perched on a rock amongst foliage, 10.4cm diam, workman’s mark, c.1754 Provenance: The Susi and Ian Sutherland Collection, Bonhams, p. 66. Vendor’s Note: It is possible that the design is simply an amalgamation of The Warbler and The Prunus Fence patterns as it comprises elements found in each, according to Branyon, French and Sandon.

406 A Worcester Pickle Leaf Vine pattern small leaf tray, serrated blue feather edging, 9cm wide, single dot workman’s mark, c.1758-60 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon I.E.42.

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407 A Worcester The Hundred Antiques pattern shaped circular plate, painted in cobalt blue with Chinese precious objects on a ground of formal flowers and scrolling leaves, 19.5cm diam, pseudo Chinese script mark Ref: A similar pattern is in the Zorensky Collection, Bonhams.

408 A Worcester Parrot Pecking Fruit pattern baluster vase, printed in underglaze blue with parrot perched on a branch the verso with various fruit sprigs and a butterfly, 22.5cm high, Godden Reference Collection label, c.1770 Provenance:This vase is the very one illustrated in Branyon, French and Sandon, from the Godden Reference Collection.

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409 A Worcester Pomegranate pattern guglet, printed in underglazed blue with pine cones, peony and pomegranate, the verso with foliate spray, the ground with floral moths, scattered fruits and insects, bulbous neck, 26cm high, crescent mark, c.1765-70 Ref: For a similar example see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, p. 126.

410 A Worcester Rock Strata Island pattern small pear shaped coffee pot and cover, scroll handles, painted in cobalt blue with Chinese riverscape with a sampan by an island, diaper border, domed cover flower finial, 20cm high, crescent mark, c.1770 Ref: Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon, ID8; for a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p. 128.

411 A Worcester Immortelle pattern reeded coffee cup and saucer, painted in cobalt blue with formal ferns and flowers segmented into three panels, crescent mark, c.1765 - 70 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon, IF10; for a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, p. 118.

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412 A Worcester Rubber Tree Plant pattern shaped oval lobed dish, painted in underglaze blue with fruiting vine, fleshy leaves and flying insects, chevron borders, the verso with seaweed trails, 23.5cm wide, pseudo Chinese script, c.1772-75 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon, IE47; for a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, p. 117. Vendor’s Note: The Bow factory made a very similar design.

413 A Worcester Kangxi Hsi Lotus pattern shaped circular plate, painted in cobalt blue with formal flower sprays edged with petal-shaped panels enclosing further flowers edged, on cracked ice ground panels, the verso with scrolling leaves, 19cm diam, pseudo Kangxi mark, c.1770 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon, IF3; for a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, p. 123. Vendor’s Note: This is of a small class of elaborate designs which appear to deliberately emulate an original K’ang Hsi design, almost to the point of deception especially with the pseudo Chinese Mark and the decoration to the underside.

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414 A Worcester Fence pattern pear shaped coffee pot and cover, printed in underglazed blue with fence, chrysanthemums and other foliage, scroll handle, domed cover, flower finial, 25cm high, crescent mark, c.1770-80 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon, II.B.9. Vendor’s Note: The Fence pattern was first produced in 1765 and proved to be a highly popular design.

415 A Worcester Mansfield pattern tea bowl and saucer, finely painted in blue with large peony with trailing tendrils, associated saucer, crescent mark, c.1765 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 1E7.

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416 A Worcester Feather Moulded Floral pattern bowl, painted in cobalt blue with trailing foliage and insects, the interior with banded floral scroll border, 10.25cm diam, workman’s mark, c.1757 Ref: For a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams; Branyon, French and Sandon IE6.

417 A Worcester Feather Moulded Floral pattern tea bowl and saucer, painted in cobalt blue with trailing foliage and insects, banded floral scroll border, workman’s mark, c.1757 Provenance: Neales, Donnington Priory. Ref: For a similar pattern see the Zorensky Colletion, Part II, Bonhams; Branyon, French and Sandon IE6.

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418 A WorcesterLate Rock Floral pattern bowl, painted in cobalt blue with flowers and towering rocks, the interior with island, banded border of floral panels and cross-hatching 18.5cm diam, crescent mark, c.1780 Ref: See a similar bowl in the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, p. 119; Branyon, French and Sandon ID28.

419 A Worcester Two Peony Rock Bird pattern sweetmeat dish, moulded as a large scallop shell, painted in blue with a bird perched on a hollow rock flanked by flowering peonies and a flying insect, scroll border, 15.5cm wide, workman’s mark, c.1754 Ref: For a similar piece see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p. 117; Branyon, French and Sandon IC10.

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420 A Worcester shaped circular strawberry dish and stand, printed in underglazed blue with pine cones, peony and pomegranate, foliate scrolls to rims, the stand 23.5cm diam, hatched crescent mark, c.1770. Vendor’s Note: Strawberry stands were not made after 1780. Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon IC11.

421 A Worcester Telephone Box pattern ovoid vase, painted in cobalt blue with figures in a garden by a fence, vases and stands nearby, within foliate scroll cartouches, lambrequin and diaper panel border, 22cm high, crescent mark,c.1770 Ref: For a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part III, Bonhams, p. 129.

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422 A Worcester Peony pattern globular teapot and cover, painted in blue with peonies and moth, banded border with tendrils, domed cover, lobed button finial, 15.5cm high, crescent mark, Chas Crane Collection label, c.1765 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon IE7.

423 A Worcester Landslip pattern saucer, painted in blue with a small pavilion on a precipice, oversize flowering plants and willow tree, 11.75cm diam, workmen’s mark, c1755 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 1D21.

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424 A Worcester Warbler pattern tea bowl and saucer, well painted with a large rock, tree, fence and bird, workman’s mark, c.1754 Vendor’s Note: Robert Morris, my husband, bought the saucer in 1958 for the grand sum of 2 shillings, old money. At the time he would have been seventeen years-old. We have had this saucer for 60 years; the tea bowl we have only had for about 20 years.

425 A Worcester Mother and Child tea bowl and saucer, printed in blue with oriental lady and child by jardiniere and flower vase, crescent mark with the letter R, c.1775 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 11A13.

426 A Worcester Prunus Root pattern tea bowl and saucer, well painted in cobalt blue with scrolling branches and foliage, workman’s mark,c.1754 Provenance: The Larry and Betty Douglas Collection; sold,Waddingtons, Toronto, Canada. Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 1E42.


427 A Worcester plantation pattern tea bowl and saucer, painted with fence, bamboo, pine tree, building and ducks, workman’s mark, c.1754 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 1.D.11.

428 A Worcester reeded tea bowl and saucer, painted in blue with flower spray within a formal border, crescent marks, c.1760

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Provenance: Mellors & Kirk, Nottingham. Ref: The border decorating this teapot can be seen in the Zorensky Collection, Part III; see also – Blue and White Worcester Porcelain, 1751 – 1790, pattern no. 48.

429 A Worcester Cannonball pattern coffee cup, strap grooved handle, painted in underglaze blue with islands with trees, house and pagoda and cannonballs, workman’s marks, c.1758 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 1.D.6.

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430 An early Worcester Cannonball pattern small teapot, painted in underglaze blue with islands with trees, house and pagoda and cannonballs, domed cover, pointed finial, 12.5cm high, workman’s mark, c.1755 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 1.D.6. Vendor’s Note: Before 1760 all teapot lids were fully glazed underneath the flanged rim, from early 1760 onwards it became unusual to glaze under the flange.

431 A Worcester The Gilliflower pattern circular plate, ozier-moulded border, printed in blue with floral sprigs and insects, 24.5cm diam, hatched crescent mark, c.1770 Ref: Branyon, French and Sandon 11C22.

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432 A Worcester The Gilliflower pattern lozenge shaped dish, ozier-moulded border, printed in blue with floral sprigs and insects, 25cm wide, open crescent mark, c.1770

433 A Worcester Waiting Chinaman pattern small slop/sugar bowl, painted in underglaze blue with a Chinaman waiting by a triangular fence, surrounded by neat flower sprigs, the interior with crowsfoot border, the interior with flower sprig and tramlines, 12cm diam, crescent mark, c.1770 Ref: For a similar pattern see the Zorensky Collection, Part I, Bonhams, p. 103.

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434 A Worcester The Butterboat Mansfield pattern butter boat, press moulded, painted with a stylised version of the Mansfield pattern and trailing leaves and flowers, 8cm wide, workman’s mark, c.1758

435 A Worcester Formal Rose pattern butter boat, moulded in relief, painted in underglaze blue with a rose and trailing sprays of leaves and flowers, 9cm wide, crescent mark to underside of handle, c.1760

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436 A Worcester Fruit Sprays pattern pickle leaf dish, the centre painted in underglaze blue with fruit, berries and leaves, serrated blue feather border, 10cm wide, c.1760

437 A Worcester Two Peony Rock Bird pattern ivy shaped pickle dish, the underside with veins, painted in underglaze blue with a bird perched on a tall pierced rock flanked by flowering plants, scroll border, the thumb rest with leaves, 7.5cm wide, workman’s mark, c.1755

438 A Worcester Two Peony Rock Bird pattern ivy shaped pickle dish, the underside with veins, painted in underglaze blue with a bird perched on a tall pierced rock flanked by flowering plants, scroll border, the thumb rest with leaves, 7.5cm wide, workman’s mark, c.1755

Provenance: The Frank Wheeldon Collection, Bonhams, p. 38.

Provenance: The Frank Wheeldon Collection, Bonhams, p. 38.

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439 A Worcester Two Peony Rock Bird pattern shell shaped pickle dish, painted in underglaze blue with a bird perched on a tall pierced rock flanked by flowering plants, scroll border, the thumb rest with leaves, 7.5cm wide, workman’s mark, c.1758 Provenance: The Susi and Ian Sutherland Collection, Bonhams.

440 A Worcester Two Peony Rock Bird pattern shell shaped pickle dish, painted in blue with a bird perched on a tall pierced rock flanked by flowering plants, scroll border, 9cm wide, workman’s mark, c.1758 Provenance: The Susi and Ian Sutherland Collection, Bonhams.

441 A Worcester Mansfield pattern cylindrical wet mustard pot and cover, painted with leafy peony sprays, a formal border of hatched panels and scrolls, 9.5cm wide, crescent mark, c.1760 Ref: For a similar example see the Zorensky Collection, Part II, Bonhams, p. 120.

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442 A Worcester Lightening pattern tea bowl and saucer, the centre with stylised flower spray, the border with ribbon tied bursts, gilt line borders, c.1760

443 A Worcester flued pear shaped coffee pot, cobalt blue cell border, domed cover, bud finial, shaped handle, 22cm high, c.1770; a Worcester fan shaped ogee shaped chocolate cup, decorated with fans in red, green and blue, crescent mark, c.1770 (2)

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Conditions of Sale Applicable to Sellers Terms Standard selling commission is 12.5% (14.37% inc. VAT) of the hammer price of each lot. The minimum charge whether sold or unsold is £3 per lot (non catalogued sales) and £10 per lot (catalogue sales). The withdrawal fee for a lot which has been catalogued is 20% of the reserve price or the auctioneer’s lower estimate of the auction value, subject to the minimum charge of £25 per lot on catalogued sales. Insurance is charged at 2.5% of the hammer price of each lot sold (subject to a minimum charge of £1). VAT is payable on minimum charges, withdrawal fee and insurance. Buyers pay a premium of 21% excluding the VAT on the hammer price of each lot purchased, HOWEVER THIS PREMIUM WILL BE REDUCED TO 19.5% IF THE TOTAL INVOICE OF PAYMENT IS MADE WITHIN FIVE WORKING DAYS OF THE SALE DATE.

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The Seller authorises Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Limited to deduct commission at the published rate and to retain the buyer’s premium of 21% plus VAT. The seller agrees to pay all special adver tising charges and illustration charges insomuch that they are reasonable. Value Added Tax A seller who sends for sale by auction any chatel(s) which is an asset of his business must disclose to the Auctioneer whether or not he is a registered person for Value Added Tax purposes and, if so, his registered number and whether or not he intends to operate the Dealers Margin Scheme covering works of art, etc. This information must be supplied to the Auctioneer on or prior to delivery of goods. Instructions All goods delivered to the Auctioneer’s premises will be deemed to be delivered for Sale by Auction and will be catalogued and sold accordingly unless special instructions are recorded on the receipt. Reserves Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Limited will be pleased to advise on suitable protective reserves but if no reserve have been received prior to the day of sale, the lot will be sold without reserve or at the discretion of the Auctioneer. Reserves must be confirmed in writing or notified on the receipt at the time of delivery. Indemnity Vendors shall indemnify Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Limited against any claims in connection with goods sold by Bamfords on the vendors behalf. Collections The Auctioneer’s do not themselves under take the collection of goods but acting expressly as Agents, they will if required, instruct or recommend a carrier on the vendor’s behalf. Withdrawals Where a seller cancels instructions for sale, or where a lot is withdrawn for any reason other than misattribution or authenticity, Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Limited reserve the right to charge a fee equal to 10% plus VAT of the reserve price of the lot, or where no reserve has been fixed, Bamford’s lower estimate of the item(s) withdrawn, together with any expenses incurred in relation with the item(s) withdrawn. Insurance Unless instructed otherwise (in which case the proper ty remains at the Owners risk) goods will be insured against all risks whilst on the premises pending sale. The premium cost will be 3% of the hammer price. The Auctioneer shall not be responsible for damage to, or the loss, theft or destruction of any goods not so insured. If the vendor has in force policy or policies of Insurance in which the ar ticle is specifically mentioned as being insured (whetheror not for an agreed sum of value) the vendor shall notify his Insurers of, and shall himself note the Auctioneers’ Interest as Bailees in such policy or policies.

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Warranty of Title The seller warrants to Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Limited and to the buyer that he is the true owner of the property or is properly authorised to sell the property by the true owner and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the proper ty free from any third party claims. Rights to Photographs and Illustrations The vendor gives Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers Limited full and absolute right to photograph and illustrate any lots placed in its hands for sale and to use such photographs and illustrations and any photographs provided by the vendor at any time at its absolute discretion, whether or not in the connection with the auction. Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers Limited will reserve the right to make a discretionary charge for any photographs used in the catalogue which will promote the items sale. Electrical and Mechanical Goods The seller or consignor of electrical or mechanical goods warrants and under takes to Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers Limited that at the date on which the same are consigned to Bamfords or put under Bamfords' control and excepted as previously disclosed to Bamfords the same are safe if reasonably used for the purpose for which they were designed and free from any defect not obviously on external inspection which could prove dangerous to human life or health and will indemnify Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers Limited, its servants and agents against loss or damage suffered by any of them in consequence of any breach of the above warranty and under taking. Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers Limited reserve the right to make a minimum charge of £2.50 per item to have the goods checked by an electrician for the safety of the item. Agency The Auctioneers act throughout as Agents only and are not responsible for any default by the buyer. Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers Limited disclaim liability for paying the vendor until they have received settlement from the purchaser. Unsaleable Goods Unless otherwise instructed by accompanying or previously received written notice, all goods delivered to their premises which in Bamfords Auctioneers & Valuers Limited opinion have no saleable value will be disposed of at Bamfords discretion either to a charity or by consignment for destruction. Payment Payment is due immediately after the sale in pounds sterling and may be made by the following methods: cash, bankers draft, and debit card. VISA AND MASTERCARDS have a 2.5% surcharge. We do not accept American Express. Credit card payments are not accepted over the telephone.


Bamfords Auctioneers  

The Robert and Celia Morris Collection of Worcester Porcelain | 6th February and 26th September 2018

Bamfords Auctioneers  

The Robert and Celia Morris Collection of Worcester Porcelain | 6th February and 26th September 2018