The five-lobed molded bowl painted in polychrome enamels with large raised spiraling scolopendrium
(hart's tongue fern) leaves, alternating, in typical Worcester factory style,
with floral sprigs, below a brown-line rim, raised on a high footrim
The Scolopendrium pattern said to be a copy of an earlier Chelsea example,
produced from 1752-56, but without the interspersed sprigging.
A further French Chantilly prototype also exists - perhaps the original source.
Worcester first copied the Chelsea lobed beaker and saucer c1765-70, with teawares following form 1772-1775
(although no teapot has been noted).
Most surviving teawares display painted floral sprigging between the fern leaves.
Worcester Porcelain in the Zorensky Collection, Sandon, p 194, Plate 209;
Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, Sandon, p. 305, for an example of the 1765 beaker and saucer
Condition : Minor wear to the enamels and gilt; interior central flowerhead enamels worn;
a tiny restored rim chip with spotted repainting of the brown-line rim (invisible except under blacklight);
For Similar Examples, See :
Sotheby's NY Sale no9247, Lots #461 (with considerable wear), and #462