Offered is a wonderful early English porcelain compote made by the Worcester porcelain factory during the Dr Wall or Davis period, C 1770's to early 1780's. The body and glaze are that of soapstone soft paste porcelain with greenish translucency made at Worcester. The decoration has a green ground border, the even appearance of which, was difficult for English factories to attain at the time due to the temperature variation in their baking kilns. These attempts were made to imitate more successful ground color decoration on continental porcelain. The gilding is honey gilding, as expected for this period. This large compote would compliment any early porcelain collection.
Size: Oval top measures 12 by 10 inches. The base measures 7.25 by 6 inches. Height is 3.5 inches
Condition: Excellent. Nice smooth, unworn glaze and enamel, minimal wear to gilding. There is a small repaired rim chip as shown. No chips or cracks.
Early period antiques are quite old, were made to be used, and frequently have signs of age and use and sometimes a small manufacturing defect or repair. While this is normal and to be expected I note any known issues in the condition descriptions.
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