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RARE FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER WHITE GLAZED RETICULATED FOOTED CENTERPIECE

England, c1775

 

 

A very rare creamware-influenced reticulated and molded quatrefoil centerpiece on pedestal foot, the body and foot

geometrically pierced in the Leeds manner (rarely seen on English porcelain), white glazed

with gilt molded feather edge rim and footrim border

 

Last year we offered  the blue and white Gillyflower version of this centerpiece. 

I have not seen, nor can I find mention of, another white-glazed example among my literature.

 

 

Note: Ref: Worcester Porcelain, The Zorensky Collection, p 477, Pl 649;

probably originally a centerpiece for serving fruit from a dessert service; "quite rare"

 

 

3.5" High x 11.5” Wide x 9.75" Deep

 

Dessert Centerpieces:

 

As early as the 17th century, the dessert course became the most important course of an English dinner.  The host often

went to great extremes to impress his guests.  Commissioned figures sculpted from sugar were succeeded by figures of porcelain -

leading the way to the elaborate porcelain dessert services of the 1760's and forward.  These services included plates of varying

shapes, and two covered tureens for cream and sugar -- but only one centerpiece, usually oval and on a pedestal foot,

sometimes imitating creamware. The most elaborate services date from about 1775.

 

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Rare First Period Worcester White-Glazed & Gilt Reticulated Footed Centerpiece, England, c1775