Hundred Antiques Pattern

England, c1772




Somewhat scarce, of canted and notched rectangular form, painted in bright blue in the “Hundred Antiques” pattern

with English interpretations “Buddhist Emblems” (Happy Omens) and “Precious Objects” (sometimes referred to as the

“Eight Treasures”) among flowerheads and lotus scrolls, presumably copied from an unknown Chinese Qianlong original (a

similar Qianlong original resides in the Victoria & Albert Museum); introduced at Worcester c1768, made until 1785.


This pattern, produced only at the Worcester factory, is rarely found on dinner services.


Pseudo Chinese character marks verso, which are said have a date code, although unrecorded


Condition: Excellent; one tiny minor nick and .25 inch glaze fracture to rim glaze;

rim spur support marks in each corner, visible in the images 


Provenance: Zorensky Collection, illustrated in Worcester Porcelain, The Zorensky Collection, 

Simon Spero and John Sandon, p. 434, Pl. 579. 


13.25” Long








Rim glaze fracture                                                                              Rim small nick




Verso firing scars


Also see


First Period Worcester Hundred Antiques Pattern Plate

England, c1772


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First Period Worcester Oblong Serving Dish, Hundred Antiques, Zorensky Collection, England, c1772