In 1757, under the guidance of Dr John Hall, a group of local businessmen established a porcelain manufactory that still exists to this day. From the beginning, great emphasis was placed on superb quality and craftsmanship.
This fantastic footed compote is a excellent example of Royal Worcester at its best. The top is decorated with a hand painted spray of delicate yellow and pink blossoms against a background of tiny leaves in muted pastel shades of green, yellow and blue-gray. The border consists of a wide burgundy band decorated with a intricate heavy gold tracery design. The footed base is supported by three arched feet attached to a round collar. The trim on the base mirrors the border on the top, with the feet decorated with embossed leaves outlined with gold and burgundy accents. The compote measures 9 1/2" across, 3 1/8" in height and 4 1/2" across the base. Stamped on the base is the Royal Worcester mark which denotes 1882; the stamped English Registry mark denotes January 14, 1880 as the manufacturing date. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; one small area of discoloration along the top outside edge, please see photo. A beautiful piece.
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