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RARE FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER PIERCED "SIFTER SPOON" (or Egg Drainer)

England, c1770

 

 

 After a Chinese original, painted in the "Maltese Cross Flower" pattern,

the boat shaped bowl extending into a v-shaped handle terminating in a moulded flower finial,

the bowl pierced, blue open crescent mark verso

 

Note : The more usual form of these spoons is without reticulation and know as a “rice spoon”. 

The original intent is unknown; they could have been used as caddy spoons.

The pierced version is rarer, and possibly used as sugar sifter or an egg drainer.

Very delicate and thinly potted.

 

Condition : Excellent with only a small firing crack verso; several normal pinpoint glaze skips

 

5.5” Long

 

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Rare First Period Worcester Pierced Sifter Spoon, Maltese Cross Flower, c1770