A Fine Early First Period Dr. Wall Worcester Cabbage Leaf Moulded Dish
A fine early Worcester Cabbage Leaf moulded dish, formed as two coss lettuce leaves entwined, painted in delicate pastel shades of green, yellow and puce with the ‘Valentine’ pattern, showing a pair of the doves of Venus perched on the quiver and arrows of Cupid, to their left a garlanded bread fruit tree and a pair of flaming hearts on the altar of the Greek God of love Hyman, a love bird flies across above the scene over a flowering oriental bush, all before the distant mountains on Tenian Island.
The pattern is a copy of a Chinese Export pattern devised in essence by Lieutenant Piercey Brett for a marriage service for his serving Captain, Commodore Anson.
Circa 1757 – 60
Diameter: 10 1/2 ins (27 cms) Height: 8 ins (20.5cms)
Stock No. 895