Rare First Period Dr Wall Worcester Coffee Pot and Cover

 

A Very Rare First Period Dr Wall Worcester Coffee Pot and Cover of baluster form with scrolled handle and spread foot, the cover with mushroom finial, painted in underglaze blue. A continuous scene of a fisherman rowing a sampan towards a pavilion situated between prunus tree and rocky landscape is painted along the cover where birds fly overhead circling the sun in the distance. The body is painted under a floral diaper band along the rim. The front depicts a bird perched on a holed rock looking back at a winged insect hovering over a blooming tree peony. A floral spray continues along the exterior of the spout, while the reverse is painted with a rocky landscape depicting a willow tree which grows over a pagoda as a fisherman stands on his sampan angling fish in the foreground while flocks of birds fly overhead in the distance. The handle is painted with decorative scrolls.

The decoration appears to be a unique example demonstrating a variant of ‘The Landslip’ and ‘The Holed Rock and Bird’ patterns.
Literature: For a discussion of Worcestger blue and white patterns, see Lawrence Banyan, et al., Worcester Blue and White Porcelain 1751-1790 (1981).
Provenance: Lady Hinsley Collection; Thence by descent

Circa 1754-1755

Dimensions:  Height 8 1/4 ins. (20.9 cms.)

Marks:  TF and Scratch Mark

Stock No. 1952

 

Circa 1770

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