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