FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER SMALL CIRCULAR BASKET
Pinecone, England, c1765
The small circular openwork basket of
overlapping interlaced circles, the intersections on the exterior
strengthened with applied flowerheads, the center printed with the
“The Pinecone” pattern,
an open peony between two pinecones and a pomegranate below a blue
painted upper rim, the pattern
possibly based on prints or Dutch
tiles; marked verso with an underglaze hatched blue crescent.
The earliest of the Worcester openwork baskets were of circular form, echoing the Chelsea and Meissen prototypes.
These circular baskets were made at a time printing was just being perfected.
As Worcester had difficulty printing to upright and pierced borders, most borders of this type remain painted,
even when the central decorations were printed. As well, most circular baskets are in colored enamels,
with very few small circular baskets in blue and white.
Condition : Excellent with a few small firing flaws to the applied flowerheads
Price : Please Inquire
Also see :
The Full Moon, c1775
c1765-70, 7-5/8" Diameter
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