Rare FIRST PERIOD Worcester blue & white rococo-moulded bough potEngland, c1770
Of lobed and molded bomb? form, printed with a Garden Rose Group pattern,
the high scrolled back pierced for hanging,
over a fixed oval concave top pierced with a central large shaped hole within three rows of smaller circular openings,
the front center having a further scroll, hatched crescent mark verso
Condition : A very good invisible area of restoration to one side, discernible by touch of the surface rather they eye; two small cracks on the inner ends of the front scroll, presumably from firing
Provenance: from a private collection.
Worcester's bough pots follow a tradition that began with delft flower 'bricks'.
The small holes were for cut flowers while the larger hole accommodated growing bulbs.
The back panel is pierced to enable hanging bough pots on a wall, while the level base also enabled display on a mantelpiece. Jeanne and Milton Zorensky attempted to grow bulbs in one of their bough pots.
They failed and concluded that the pots were really intended for displaying cut flowers.
The runny prints on the sides show the difficulty of printing on upright surfaces.
6.75” High x 9” Wide x 6” Deep
Also see :
The Full Moon, c1775
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