Delicate perforated porcelain vase made at Grainger & Co.'s Worcester Royal China Works. It is inscribed on the underside as follows:
ROYAL CHINA WORKS WORCESTER TRADE MARK (in brown) 1 1884 (in red)
Thomas Grainger (1783–1839), started out as an apprentice in the Worcester porcelain factory. He was a nephew of Robert Chamberlain, head of the decorating department for Dr. John Wall (1708- 1776), Worcester porcelain's founder. In 1800 Thomas Grainger set up a competing porcelain factory which, over the years, operated under different names including, after 1839, "Royal China Works, Worcester." After Thomas death his son George succeeded him. After George Grainger's death in 1889 the Grainger factory was sold to Royal Worcester who continued operating in the same site. During the 1890's the Grainger factory produced ivory-colored porcelain pieces similar to those of Royal Worcester. Most of the pierced porcelain was made by Alfred Barry, Grainger's reticulator who later joined Royal Worcester. In very good used condition with minor wear to gilt as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 4 1/2" tall by 6" at widest point (handles) approximately.