First Period Dr Wall Worcester ‘Fancy Birds’ Saucer Dish
A First Period Dr Wall Worcester ‘Fancy Birds’ Saucer Dish, painted with a vibrant ‘fancy bird’ in a central panel edged with gilt decorated lambrequin border reserved on ‘wet’ blue ground. The bird is in a crouched position, legs spread wide and wing feathers open against a fruit bearing tree and flocks of birds flying in the distance. The rim is gilt decorated.
Literature: The ‘fancy bird’ is adapted from Sevres and is associated with the painters Evans, Aloncle, and Chappuis. For further discussion, see Simon Spero, Worcester Porcelain: The Klepser Collection (1984), pl. 142, p. 125. See also Simon Spero and John Sandon, Worcester Porcelain 1751-1790: The Zorensky Collection (1996), pl. 313, p. 263.
Dimensions: Diameter 7 2/5 ins. (18.8 cms)
Marks: Underglaze blue crescent mark
Provenance: R. David Butti Collection
Stock No. 1934