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FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER 'JABBERWOCKY' PATTERN OVAL DISH

England, c1768-70

 

 

Of oval fluted form, painted in overglaze enamels and gilt with
the "Jabberwocky" pattern,
originally described as "fine old rich dragon pattern with blue 'Celeste' borders",
depicting a large fanciful dragon-like bird in flight amongst various flora and foliage,
within a turquoise ground rococo border having gilt and iron red diapered panels;
the term "Jabberwocky" was later applied

due to the resemblance to Lewis Carroll's non-sense poem creation in
"Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass"

 

 

 

Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!

 
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

 

 

'Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass'

- Lewis Carroll (1832–1898)

 

 


Condition : Condition : Excellent, with minor stacking wear to a few of the central enamels;
all points in very good original condition; gilt in overall excellent condition

  

12" Wide x 9.5" High

 

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First Period Worcester Jabberwocky Pattern Fluted Oval Dish, England, c1768-70