Offered for sale is a beautiful ewer by Grainger Worcester in a slate blue ground with pate-sur-pate floral decoration stepped up in raised gilded borders and handle. The ewer is date marked 1891, pattern no. 719. It is finely painted in white slip and hand-tooled with blossoming branches of dogwood.
Royal Worcester, and its associated wares, is one of the greatest names in British ceramics history. Thomas Grainger, an apprentice at Robert Chamberlain's Worcester factory left to form his own rival factory with partner John Wood in 1802. His son George Grainger eventually succeeded him. The company gained a reputation for excellence and embraced the neo-rococo style creating a wide range of decorative styles. George Grainger died in 1884, and the company was absorbed by the Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. Ltd.. Production continued until 1902.
The ewer is in excellent condition.
Size: 10 ½" Height.
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