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    RARE FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER GU BEAKER VASE

England, c1765-70

 

      

 

   

 

 

In the Chinese Gu-form, trumpet-shaped with knopped lower section above a flaring foot.printed in underglaze

blue in the 'Fruit Sprays' pattern with pomegranates and floral sprays; underglaze hatched crescent mark verso

 

Note: The gu form dates to Neolithic ceramics in the lower and middle basins of the Yangxi River in China.  A 6.25”

ritual beaker from the 11th - 13th century BC (Shang Dynasty), is spoken of as having “a bulging waist with flanges,

a feature also noted on contemporary bronze vessels” (He Li, Chinese Ceramics).  This form was used by

Worcester in the 1750-60’s, sometimes used in garnitures alternating with baluster forms.    

 

Condition : Excellent with no breaks or restoration; a few very minor surface scratches; usual glaze irregularities inside mouth (shown below)

 

6” High

 

pRICE : Please Inquire

 

#6155

 

 

 

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Rare First Period Worcester Gu Beaker Vase, England, c1765-70, after the Chinese Original Gu Form Ritual Beakers