part of a tea service

Worcester Porcelain Factory, 1751

part of a tea service

Worcester Porcelain Factory 1751


Public: Part of tea service, including teapot, tea caddy, tea cup and saucer, soft paste porcelain, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, iron red, green, blue and turquoise enamels and gilt in imitation Japanese 'Imari' pattern Private: Globular teapot with moulded fluted body, straight neck, thick footring and thick, slightly ribbed loop handle. Main body divided into four wide vertical panels by four narrow underglaze blue panels, one running through handle, one through spout, one each side. Panels decorated in gilt diaper, circular reserve half way down filled with iron red enamel and gilt, giving white petalled daisy motif against red ground. Spout panel decorated in gilt and has white spout emerging from centre. 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 smudged underglaze blue ground with thin red border lines round bottom of body, handle and spout picked out in red scroll motifs. Domed lid with flat sloping edge and moulded fluted dome, decorated with similar panel design, smudged underglaze blue and red reserved floral border at centre round moulded flower finial painted in yellow, red and green. Tall globular tea caddy with moulded fluted body, narrow straight neck and splayed foot. Body decorated with same pattern of alternating underglaze blue and white panels with chrysanthemum and prunus decoration. Small high domed lid with same pattern and applied flower finial with relief stem and leaves reaching down one side. Single wide teacup, with moulded fluted body, sloping sides tapering to curved base, tapering footring and loop handle. Same pattern of narrow blue panels and wide white panels with alternating groups of chrysanthemums and prunus in enamels and gilt. Single white petalled daisy motif against iron red ground with gilt border in well of cup, gilt edging to rim and red motif on back of handle. Single saucer, with flat well and straight sloping sides with moulded fluting and scalloped gilt rim, same pattern radiating out from central circular panel, white with daisy motif against red ground with gilt border. Pattern : Rich Queen's (see notes)

Object Name

part of a tea service

Date Created

c 1765=1780


teapot: 13.8cm x 18.4cm
tea caddy: 14cm
saucer: 2.6cm
teacup: 4.7cm x 10.5cm

accession number


Place of creation




Leicester Collier Bequest


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