Very Fine 1st Period Dr. Wall Worcester Scalloped Dessert Plate

A very fine 1st Period Dr. Wall Worcester scalloped Dessert Plate (right-hand photo), beautifully decorated with the ‘Earl Manvers’ pattern, the centre with three plums and foliage encircled with gilt Feuille de Choux, surrounded by irregular puce and gold scrolled bordered panels enclosing garlands of green foliage and red berries pendant from the gold scrolled border, consisting of panels of puce diaper and further sprigs of berried foliage with the addition of small panels of puce fish skin.
The Earl Manvers pattern – one of the most beautiful Sèvres-inspired patterns executed at Worcester. The Worcester factory excelled at the use of highly fashionable European-inspired patterns and the way that they successfully imbued them in their own individual way of expression, is the measure of their success. A service of this pattern was owned by Charles Meadows, 3rd Duke of Kingston and Earl Manvers, by which name the pattern has now come to be known.

See:  H.R. Marshall, Coloured Worcester Porcelain of the First Period, pl. 15 no. 258. The variation of clarity differs greatly with examples of this pattern, the present example is jewel-like

Circa: 1770-75

Dimensions:   8 ½ ins (21.5 cms)

 

Stock No. 722

 

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