M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER SCALLOPED SOUP PLATE
"Pinecone", Script W Mark
The round fluted and scalloped rim with lambrequin design, surrounding a deep well
centering the printed "Pinecone" pattern,
depicting an open peony between two pinecones and a pomegranate,
with an underglaze blue script "W" mark verso
Condition : Excellent, with minor glaze wear to several areas on the rim
no chips, cracks or restoration; lovely color; desirable mark
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In the 1770s, there emerged a great popularity for the early British dinnerwares in
underglaze printed blue flowers.
As well, the public now desired matching sets.
With the new "transfer-printed" method (introduced by Worcester in 1756),
these wares could be produced is a less time-consuming and therefore more affordable manner.
Slowly Worcester's output began to be dominated by just a few patterns -
"Pinecone" being one of the two most requested.
Most Pinecone wares bear the underglaze crescent mark.
However, the script W mark was used on some Pinecone pieces between 1770 and 1775.
As well, the scalloped rim is more unusual than the lobed form.
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First Period Worcester Scalloped Deep Soup Plate, Script W mark, Pinecone, c1770
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