Worcester octagonal polychrome DEEP plate

England, 1778-80



After a Chinese famille verte original, painted with a long-tailed bird perched upon a fencepost

beneath a pine tree entwined with flowering wisteria, a jardini?re upon a table beside and a

further long-tailed bird in flight above, the rim with phoenix in flight between peony sprays reserved

on a green ground, the underside of the rim with further peony sprays


Note :

These exact copies of the Chinese originals are rare instances for Worcester, and

could have been "replacements" for services, or sold by themselves as decoration

Ref : Worcester Porcelain, The Zorensky Collection, p.182, Pl, 194


Provenance: from the collection of Sir Anthony Tuke


8.25” Diameter















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Worcester Octagonal Polychrome Deep Plate, after  a Chinese Famille Verte Original, c1780