M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER “BISHOP SUMNER” DESSERT DISH
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The square shaped dish with central roundel of a mythical kylin below a flying dragon in a fenced landscape, surrounded by eight
panels of flowers, birds and further mythical animals (no two panels being alike), all within a narrow outer border of leaves, flowerheads
and diapering; a copy of a famille verte Kangxi Chinese original, with British interpretations of the colors; gold crescent mark
Although this pattern originates from the 18th century, it apparently acquired its name in the 19th century – probably from
one of the two Bishop Sumner’s (John Sumner, Archbishop of Canterbury, or Charles Sumner, Bishop of Winchester).
This pattern is often confused with the Kylin or Bengal Tyger pattern; however, the decoration is can be seen to differ upon comparison.
Condition : Excellent, with light scratching to the enamels visible in very bright light
9 3/8” Wide
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First Period Worcester "Bishop Sumner" Square Dessert Dish, England, c1770-1775, Gold Anchor Mark Verso