M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER HEXAGONAL POLYCHROME TEAPOT STAND
England, c1758-60, in the Scarce 'Chinese Musicians' Pattern
Of shaped hexagonal form, painted in bright polychrome enamels heightened with gilt,
in the 'Chinese Musicians' pattern,
likely modeled after a Chinese original, the border a Worcester addition,
depicting three Chinese ladies, the central figure playing a flute, attended by two figures holding fans,
and a young boy holding a ruyi scepter, a large orange butterfly hovering above;
the rim with a strong green hatch-diapered border alternating with orange flowerheads
Note : The standing mother and child was the subject of another Worcester pattern,
painted over transfer outlines, on bottle vases and mustard jars pattern after c1754.
'Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain', John Sandon, p 109 & 112
Condition : Excellent, with some minor rubbing to the enamels
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First Period Worcester Hexagonal Polychrome Teapot Stand, Chinese Musicians Pattern, c1758-60
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