A classic Worcester style of decoration, which was popular in the 18th century and has remained popular through the ages since then. This bowl shows colorful birds amid leafy branches, plus insects with bright wings that I don’t think actually come in the colors depicted—but they do look grand on porcelain. There’s even a fully open butterfly or moth in the center. All are surrounded by scrolling rococo borders of bright gilding, which in this case are a bit thinner and more delicate than usually occurs on Worcester blue scale items, leaving more of the blue to show through. The bowl is seven and a half inches across and shows wear on the gilded rim, but otherwise it’s perfect, with no visible wear. There are some flaws in the porcelain on the reverse, so I think this is a good candidate for decoration in James Giles’s workshop rather than at the factory in Worcester.


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ITEM ID
C367
TYPE
Pottery
COLOR
Blue
PURPOSE
Bowls
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Worcester Bowl with Blue Scale Ground, Exotic Birds, Insects and Butterflies c.1770, Perhaps by James Giles.

$950

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