Willow Bridge Fisherman Pattern, England, c1768


First Period Worcester Guglet, Fisherman, Bridge, Williow, c1768, 11" High



Of pear shape, the elongated neck with a knop below a flared lip,
painted in blue with the "Willow Bridge Fisherman" pattern with oriental vignettes,
two vignettes with a fishermen on a bridge with rod and net and two fishermen in a sampan below,
the reverse with a man holding a stick, a bird perched on his other hand, birds in flight above,
below a border with two panels of birds in flowering branches reserved on a diaper pattern ground;
the verso with an underglaze blue open crescent mark


Ref :

For a similar bottle with matching wasters from the factory site see Henry Sandon,
Worcester Porcelain (1969), figs 17 and 21.


Note :

Water bottles with flared rims are often known as 'gugglets' because of the sound produced when the water is poured out.

The neck of this bottle is less common at Worcester than the narrow truncated openings on similar bottles.

An identical form and size was sold as a "decanter" (see Zorensky Collection, Pl. 273).


Condition : Some glaze nibbles and a small slice chip to the footrim; a few usual firing flaws;

a 1.75" tight hairline to the mouth interior, showing on the exterior less than .25"  


11" High






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  Showing hairline exterior visible only on rim   Showing tight hairline interior, extending 1.75"  


Central painting


Also see :



Good First Period Worcester Moulded Teabowl & Saucer
"Fisherman Willow", England, c1755
The Paul Zeisler Collection of English Blue and White Porcelain, 1986




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First Period Worcester Blue & White Bottle Vase (Guglet), 'Williow Bridge Fisherman'