M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
RARE FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER GU BEAKER VASE
In the Chinese Gu-form, trumpet-shaped with knopped lower section above a flaring foot.printed in underglaze
blue in the 'Fruit Sprays' pattern with pomegranates and floral sprays; underglaze hatched crescent mark verso
Note: The gu form dates to Neolithic ceramics in the lower and middle basins of the Yangxi River in China. A 6.25”
ritual beaker from the 11th - 13th century BC (Shang Dynasty), is spoken of as having “a bulging waist with flanges,
a feature also noted on contemporary bronze vessels” (He Li, Chinese Ceramics). This form was used by
Worcester in the 1750-60’s, sometimes used in garnitures alternating with baluster forms.
Condition : Excellent with no breaks or restoration;
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