First Period Dr Wall Worcester Teapot and Cover painted with the Valentine Pattern


A very fine First Period Dr Wall Worcester Teapot and Cover, the globular form with applied loop handle, painted on either side with the Valentine pattern, showing a pair of doves seated on a quiver of arrows, a garlanded breadfruit tree on Tenian Island, the altar to Hyman the Greek god of love, which bears two flaming hearts, and a love bird in flight overhead, beneath a scrolled formal border of puce lambrequin. The slightly domed cover with pointed knop finial and similar decoration.

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

Private English Collection

Height: 5 1/2 Ins (14 cms.)

Item No. 1842

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