Dr. Wall First Period Royal Lily Pattern Worcester Chestnut Basket

Presenting a rare first period Dr. Wall Worcester porcelain chestnut basket in the Chinese-style Royal Lily pattern. The basket features a cross-hatch design picked out in blue gilded florets and is decorated in an all-over underglaze cobalt blue lily pattern outlined with a blue banding stepped up in gilding. It has twisted branch handles terminating in flowers.

Dr. Wall, a physician, founded a factory in 1751 with apothecary William Davis at Warmstry House (Worcester, England) on the banks of the River Severn. They developed a unique method for producing porcelain and decorated many of their first wares in underglaze blues and then later in colored enamels. The Dr. Wall period lasted until 1783 when Thomas Flight purchased the factory. The Blue Lily pattern was renamed the Royal Lily pattern after King George III and Queen Charlotte visited the Worcester factory in 1788 and placed a large order for an entire dinner service. It has remained one of Worcester's most endearing patterns.

The basket is in excellent age related condition with a few minute chips to the rim florets.

Size: 3 1/4" Height by 6 3/4" Length by 6 1/8" Width.

Item ID: PS111015

$1,950 USD

Add to Wish List

Another shopper has this item in their Cart or Wish List. Don't miss out!

Pia's Antique Gallery


Pia Stratton, Johnny, or Bari, Nashville, TN   

Antiques, Decorative Items, and Fine Art for everyone- from the new collector to the connoisseur

Ruby Lane Shop Rating
Platinum Rating Platinum
Member since 1999

We offer the finest Antiques, Art, and Decorative Items handpicked in order to bring you the best investment for your money.

Shipping/Handling:$35.00 USD
Insurance:Included

Price for shipping to USA change location


Estimate shipping to a different location:




More from Pia's Antique Gallery