Extremely Rare And Very Early First Period Dr Wall Worcester Fluted Creamboat
An extremely rare and very early Dr Wall Worcester Fluted Creamboat, of fluted oval flared out form with elegantly turned spout, the tau shaped handle with scrolled thumbpiece and and lower kicked terminal. Painted in the delicate famille verte palette with a stylised bird with blue, yellow and green plumage perched within a branch of flowering prunus issuing from a holed blue rock, the reverse with further branch of flowering prunus, beneathe the lip a single yellow insect and the interior with a yellow and blue stylised flowerhead.
One of the earliest shapes of creamboat made at the Worcester Manufactory. The press moulded form has a luted on handle that exhibits being hand modelled especially the scrolled thumbpiece which has a sculpted look about it. The early palette of famille verte should be compared with the early opaque white glass products from nearby Stoubridge that show the same hands at work. It is conceivably possible that the two manufactories, in the earliest year before the coloured techniques were developed at Worcester, worked together to enamel with colurs both glass and porcelain.The oval creamboat should also be compared to the oval creamboats with raised oval pad feet in terms of the early date of manufacture and rarity. The paste and glaze belongs to the earliest class of Worcester porcelain, that which has a creamy look and inclusions from the kiln firing.
Dimensions: Length 4 1/4 Ins (11cms.)
Stock No. 1652