Offered for sale is an early rare Dr. Wall period Worcester tea bowl and saucer extensively decorated in bouquets of fruit alternating with heavy gilt scrolling, the center decorated with butterflies. The rich and vivid enamels of the fruit and butterflies is more typical of the wares found at Meissen as opposed to the Asian Chinoiserie patterns. The intricate flora, fruit, and insects were often associated with the artist, James Rogers. The first period of Worcester, 1755-1765, relied heavily on Meissen’s style and its influence on Worcester’s patterns cannot be understated.
This fluted tea bowl and saucer form was also found at Caughley as well as Worcester. The set is in excellent condition, a rare chance to own an important piece of historical exquisitely decorated Worcester, as beautiful today as it was over 240 years ago.
Size of Tea Bowl: 2” Height by 3 1/8” Diameter.
Size of Saucer: 5 ¼” Diameter.
Worcester Dr. Wall Period Highly Decorative Tea Bowl & Saucer, 1770