Very Fine Early First period Dr Wall Worcester Teapot And Cover
A very Fine Early First period Dr Wall Worcester Teapot and Cover, of Warmestry Flute Shape, with facetted spout and grooved loop handle, beautifully painted with the ‘Beckoning Chinaman’ pattern, in tones of famille rose, showing a purple robed sgae-like figurehis head inclined to the sky and waving his left hand toward a flock of birds, he stands in a stylised garden beside a fan and spray of red coral, with a holed rock on one side and a spray of oriental flowers on the other, the reverse with a female Chinese figure playing with a boy, his arms ‘akimbo’, beside a series of puce highlighted rocks from which issues a bare tree branch, surrounded with further oriental flowers, the slightly domed cover with pointed acorn knop, painted with similar oriental flowers.
The style of painting on this teapot should be compared to similar hands at work on Staffordshire Opaque white glass of the mid 1750’s. Painters in this idiom migrated from Staffordshire, where they are seen painting on saltglaze stoneware. Some painters are then seen at Worcester where they excelled at the Chinoiserie style. The migration of painters to the newly patented opaque white glass works in Stourbridge and Staffordshire seems to take place from about 1755-56 which coincides with the simplification and streamlining of the Worcester porcelain forms. Their decoration on glass is seen becoming more European from 1760 onwards when a floral style is seen.
Dimensions: Height: 6 1/2 Ins. (16.5cms.)
Stock No. 1778