Pinecone, England, c1765



The small circular openwork basket of overlapping interlaced circles, the intersections on the exterior strengthened with applied flowerheads, the center printed with the “The Pinecone” pattern, depicting an open peony between two pinecones and a pomegranate below a blue painted upper rim, the pattern possibly based on prints or Dutch tiles; marked verso with an underglaze hatched blue crescent.

Note :

The earliest of the Worcester openwork baskets were of circular form,
echoing the Chelsea and Meissen prototypes.  

These circular baskets were made at a time printing was just being perfected. 

As Worcester had difficulty printing to upright and pierced borders,
most borders of this type remain painted,
even when the central decorations were printed.
As well, most circular baskets are in colored enamels,

 with very few small circular baskets in blue and white.


Condition : Excellent with a few small firing flaws to the applied flowerheads


6.25” Diameter


Price : Please Inquire







Also see :


First Period Worcester Fluted Sauceboat

The Full Moon, c1775

First Period Worcester Circular Basket, Pinecone

c1765-70, 7-5/8" Diameter

First Period Worcester Porcelain Gu Vase,


First Period Worcester Feather-Molded Punch Bowl



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First Period Worcester Small Circular Basket, England, c1765, "Pinecone" 


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