This is an English Royal Worcester hard paste porcelain ewer bud vase, dating to the 19th century, and the mark places the age to the year 1886.
The ewer is small at 3 ¾" high and 3 5/8" wide at the bottom.
The handle is a figural dragon with wings outstretched. The head rests on the upper belly of the ewer. The serpentine body curves and forms the handle, with the tail attaching at the top of the neck. The dragon is colored in two different shades of gold; the body and head is a bronze color and the wings are a bright gold color. The gold colors are repeated in a raised band around the lower neck.
The outside body of the ewer is a blush ivory with hand painted flower and foliage, and gold brushed on to complement the decoration. The flowers are red, yellow, purple and pink. The leaves are green. More gold highlights the leaves and flower petals.
The printed mark on the underside is the Standard Royal Worcester printed mark with the crown filled in and resting on top of the circle, and the interior being a Crescent versus a "C." The letter "X" below such a printed mark is the date letter for 1886. Below the printed mark is a printed registry mark in a rectangle and below it some additional letters that are difficult to read. On the footrest is a hand enameled number.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks, crazing or repairs.
English Royal Worcester Small Ewer Bud Vase w Figural Dragon Handle Hand Painted Flowers c 1886
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