tea bowl & saucer

Worcester Porcelain Factory, 1751

tea bowl & saucer

Worcester Porcelain Factory 1751


Public: Two tea bowls and saucers, soft paste porcelain, painted underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze in coloured enamels and gilt, with flowers, insects and landscape scenes. Private: Wide shallow fluted tea bowl with scalloped rim, curving to tapering footring. Gilt scalloped edge on inside of rim, wide border of underglaze royal blue beneath rim covered with simple overlapping double scalloped line and scroll border in gilt. Main body covered with two sprays of flowers in different colours, two butterflies, one on each side between them. Turquoise and black husk border with bronzed gilt band round top of footring. Circular medallion in well, of turquoise and black husk ring with bronzed gilt border, containing elaborate landscape scene of cottage on banks of a river. Second tea bowl has different scene of a river surrounded by trees. Shallow fluted saucer, with curving sides and tapering footring. Upper surface decorated with same pattern of underglaze blue border with gilt decoration, and three sprays of flowers with single insects, including butterflies and ladybird, between. Central circular panel filled with landscape scene of river and wooded bank, mountains visible in the distance. Other saucer has river scene with castle buildings on left bank.

Object Name

tea bowl & saucer

Date Created

c 1775=1785


saucer: 2.6cm
tea bowl: 4.7cm

accession number


Place of creation




Leicester Collier Bequest


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