I purchased this precious Royal Worcester Hand-painted Vase with Silver Overlay over 30 years ago. It is a lovely example of Royal Worcester ware from the late Victorian or Edwardian period, circa 1895 - 1910. It is of fine porcelain with a sterling silver wrap called an 'overlay'. The silver is thin and is wrapped or 'chased' over the body of the piece after it was made and decorated. The body had molded handles and the silver overlay was also chased around the handles---very nice indeed.
Date/Era/Period: c. 1895-1910.
Size: 7" tall.
Condition: Good to Very Good. The sterling silver overlay has tarnished and should be polished. (We offer it as found). No cracks, breaks or other damage. No restoration.
History Of The Item: The factory in Worcester was begun in 1751 and was given a Royal Warrant by George III in 1788. It is still in operation today and still makes porcelain for the Crown.
Research Sources: Worcester Porcelain Museum website, Cushion's Guide to British Pottery and Porcelain Marks.
Marks: The large backstamp is the factory's usual mark, the "982" indicates the form of the piece, and the script marks are those of the decorator and the silversmith. I also notice a blue underglaze mark and that would be the first mark to go on and be from the factory itself.
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