FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER “OLD JAPAN FAN” SAUCE TUREEN & COVER
Of quatre-lobed form with shaped opening and sided by shell handles, enameled in red, green and blue heightened
with gilt with diapered half-mons and circles, the base encircled by blue band reserved with floral sprigs,
the conforming cover painted with mirroring half-mons and circles,
having artichoke finial issuing from two leaves intersecting an additional floral reserved blue band;
underglaze open blue crescent mark verso
The “Old Japan Fan” pattern was also produces at Meissen and Chelsea, where it was generally known as
“Old Mossaick”. There is discussion as to whether Worcester copied it from a Japanese original --
or from a Meissen example.
At Worcester, the pattern occurs on tea, chocolate and dessert services.
It is found listed in a 1769 sale catalog, and occurs until the 1770s’.
Flight and Chamberlain are known to have made the pattern, but rarely.
Coalport and Derby also made copies
Condition : Excellent, with minor expected wear to the gilt
4.75” High x 6.5” Wide x 4.25” Deep
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