First Period Dr. Wall Worcester Square-Shaped Dessert Dish

An exceptional First Period Dr. Wall Worcester square-shaped Dessert Dish, beautifully painted in the London atelier of James Giles with a full central spray of European flowers within a chocolate brown line border entwined with green leaves and a gold dentil rim.
The flower painting on this particular example is quite superb and comes from one of the best skilled hands employed upon this service. Compare with a chocolate cup and saucer in the H.R. Marshall Collection at the Ashmolean for the same hand at work. The leaf border can be compared with a spoon tray in the Coke Collection at the Dyson Perrins Museum, Worcester.

See Gerald Coke “In Search of James Giles”, pl.4, p.176 together with two different services with neo-classical urn decoration pl. 27, p.199.

Circa: 1770

Dimensions:    Length: 9 ½ inches (24.5 cms)

Stock No. 654

 

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