Here is a sweet cup and saucer decorated with colorful flowers in the style of Worcester, but the flowers are not as well painted as the flowers that were painted at the factory would have been, and besides that the porcelain body has a number of small flaws. This might be a flawed piece that one of the workers took home to decorate on his own, or it might have been sold by the factory in the white and decorated by one of the independent studios. Or perhaps it’s an example of the factory making a replacement for the missing pieces in a set that someone brought in. Or maybe the decorator at Worcester was just starting out and hadn’t mastered the craft yet. At any rate, it is what it is—a very intriguing piece. It does have the typical Worcester feature of a glaze-free line just inside the footring. The saucer is five inches across and there’s a little surface wear but no chips of cracks. Please see the photos.


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ITEM ID
T979
TYPE
Bone China, Ceramics, Decorative, Hand Painted, Porcelain
COLOR
Green, Rainbow, White
CREATOR
Royal Worcester
ORIGIN
England • English
PURPOSE
Cups & Saucers, Teacups & Saucers
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Worcester-Type Teabowl & Saucer c1765 Antique British Porcelain Cup

$225

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