part of a tea service

Worcester Porcelain Factory, 1751

part of a tea service

Worcester Porcelain Factory 1751


Public: Part of tea service, including four tea bowls and two saucers, soft paste porcelain, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, iron red, green, blue and turquoise enamels and gilt in imitation Japanese 'Imari' pattern. Private: Four wide tea bowls, varying slightly in size, straight sides tapering to curved base and narrow footring (footrings also slightly varied). Sides of each divided into four wide vertical panels by four slightly narrower underglaze blue panels, decorated with gilt foliage. Circular reserve half way down each panel, filled in iron red enamel and gilt with white petalled daisy motif against red ground. White panels filled alternately with stylised chrysanthemum stems in red, green, blue, turquoise and gilt; and prunus sprays in blue, red, green and gilt. Horizontal band of flowers reserved on underglaze blue ground with thin gilt border lines round bottom of body, gilt edging to rim. Single white petalled daisy motif against iron red ground with gilt border in well of cup, varying in size on each cup. Two deep saucers, with sloping sides and same pattern radiating out from central circular panel, white with daisy motif against red ground with gilt border. One saucer has thin gilt border just beneath rim, one has red border. Both have gilt edged rims. pattern : Rich Queen's (see notes)

Object Name

part of a tea service

Date Created

c 1765=1780


saucer: 2.3cm
tea bowl: 4.2cm

accession number


Place of creation




Leicester Collier Bequest


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