18th Century Worcester Barr Period Porcelain Tea bowl And Saucer English Circa 1790
This is a fantastic example of an 18th century Worcester porcelain tea bowl (handleless cup) and saucer from the Barr period of manufacture circa 1792. Both tea bowl and saucer feature sharply moulded flutes with a purple and gilt floral design associated with the Worcester decorator Joseph Cotterell. The tea bowl is marked to the base with the incised B, the saucer is not marked however there is a small purple painters mark in the form of the number 5.
Measuring: Tea bowl height 2”. Diameter 3 ¼”. Saucer diameter 5 1/4”.
Both items are in very good condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. The designs and gilding are in very good condition. The purple flower design on the tea bowl is a little darker than that on the saucer, this is because each piece was hand painted and was within the tolerance level. A few fleabites to the foot rim of the saucer, very shallow and very minor.
A gorgeous pair in our favorite puce coloring. How do such fragile pieces survive in tact over two centuries...because they have been cherished.
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