First Period Dr. Wall Worcester Cylindrical Mug

 

 

A First Period Dr. Wall Worcester cylindrical mug, of straight sided form with strap handle printed in underglaze blue with the third version of the ‘Parrot Pecking Fruit’ pattern showing the parrot perched in a branch of the gnarled tree, leaning down and about to peck some quinces which lie on the ground beside bunches of grapes, strawberries and a pumpkin and other autumnal fruits with a butterfly in flight to one side.
This, the third and most accomplished version of the pattern is a well defined example of the final chosen variation. Introduced in circa 1770 it allowed for a greater variety of autumnal fruits to be used and displayed beneath the parrot. The shape is the third of four sizes made at Worcester.

Provenance: Private English Collection

Circa 1770

Dimensions:  Height: 47?8 ins (12.5 cms)

Marks:  A rare and elaborate script W mark to the underside of the base.

Stock No. 885

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