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RARE FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER BLUE & WHITE ROCOCO-MOULDED BOUGH POT

Former Collection Geoffrey Godden

England, c1770

 

 

Of asymmetrical lobed and molded bombe 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 : Excellent; glaze flaw to bottom; some decoration a bit runny,
as was characteristic of printing on upright surfaces

 

Provenance: Leonard Clarke, Ireland and Canada,

(Antiquarian, and Honorary Life President of the Irish Antique Dealers Association )

and the Former Collection of Geoffrey Godden (1929-2016)

Geoffrey Godden, over five decades, created a body of reference work on British ceramics

that has added greatly to today's knowledge of the medium.

Godden - for a number of years the BBC Antiques Roadshow ceramics expert -

published some 30 books which produced a detailed survey of English porcelain makers,

from Bow, Chelsea and Derby, to Lowestoft, Liverpool and Worcester.

He also wrote widely on porcelain produced outside Britain.

Godden's marks books, in particular, are "bibles" for all in the British ceramics fields.

 

BOUGH POTS :

Worcester's bough pots follow a tradition that began with delft flower 'bricks'.

The small holes were for cut flowers whilst 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.

 

6.75" High x 9" Wide x 6" Deep

 

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Rare First Period Worcester Blue & White Rococo-Molded Bough Pot, Ex-Collection Geoffrey Godden, England, c1770  

 

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