I am so proud to offer this extremely rare and important Pair of Royal Worcester Porcelain Trough Centerpieces, with the Diamond
Mark dating it to 11th August, 1869. The long bases are decorated with applied scallop shells on all sides, with a large central shell at front. One piece also features a lizard on the base. The male piece features a man stroking a puppy on his lap. The female example shows the lady gesturing to the lizard below. Both pieces have Diamond registration marks. One piece has an impressed Royal Worcester mark. Both are marked Phillips and Pearce Bond Street for the establishment where they were sold. This design record is recorded in the English National Archives. I understand there were a number of white pairs released.
Country of Origin: England.
Maker: Royal Worcester.
Size: Height: 8 3/4 inches (22cm); Depth: (at center) 5 1/2 inches (14cm); Width: 18 1/4 inches (46cm).
Marks: Diamond Marks: During the period 1842-1883 the UK Patent Office issued a diamond mark as well as the reg. number which offered the buyer the reassurance of knowing the item was of British origin. This Diamond Mark is for 11th August 1869. There is a raised Phillips & Pearce stamp, indicating it was retailed by W.P.& G. Phillips & Pearce. 155 New Bond Street, London.
Condition: Very Good to Excellent Antique Condition. The overall condition is as you would expect from an object of substantial age that has been displayed/handled/used, usually over the lifetimes of several owners.
Circa: 11th of August 1869. Period of Victoria.
Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.
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