FLOWERS CUP & SAUCER EX F.S.
MACKENNA COLLECTION C.1768-75
fine, desirable, hand painted polychrome Worcester English
porcelain fluted cup and saucer dating from c.1768-75. Examples of this
particular Worcester Flowers decorative
treatment are rarely found among the
painted designs to collect. The underglaze
blue and white roundel to the design usually forms the base for the Queens pattern.
Also of merit here is the quality of the gilded decoration to the on
glaze blue panels which would have been a costly extra to produce. This
piece was once part of the F.S. Mackenna collection of Worcester
porcelain so great provenance here! Mackenna was a leading authority on
English porcelain and author of a number of important published works. A
charming reference and display example for the discerning collector." Antiques Expert Hamilton Bear.
Another cup and saucer with similar decorative treatment is illustrated
Porcelain 1751-1790 The Zorensky Collection, Simon Spero and John
page 192 Cat. No. 206. There do not appear to be any other examples of
this rare piece
illustrated in other reference works, or in major museum collections.
width saucer 124 mm max. height cup 60 mm max.
Worcester square seal mark in blue to both pieces as
illustrated. There are F.S. Mackenna collection labels to both pieces.
The piece is excellent and great for display. A wonderful
survivor with no significant defects. Condition report: There are a number
of tiny pin head size flat shallow rim frits to the scalloped
points of the saucer underneath. There is one pin head size flat rim
frit inside the cup which had been gilded-in by the factory and is
therefore difficult to spot. Rubbing wear to the edge of the gilded
border to the points of the flutes of both cup and saucer. A
small 'bubble' of raised porcelain inside the base of the cup from
firing in the kiln.
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