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A Worcester high-footed sauceboat - circa 1754

Crisply moulded with a lambrequin border, floral sprays and birds, the scroll-edged panels painted with a so-called 'Long Eliza' Chinese figure standing on the edge of a lake with willow trees and a pagoda on the distant shore, the inner rim with alternating precious objects and flower sprays, 23cm long (minor rim chips and wear) - Estimate: £700 - 1,000  - This lot has been withdrawn

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A small Worcester coffee pot - circa 1753-55

Of 'Scratch Cross' type, the baluster body on a spreading foot, the 'S' shaped handle with a curled thumbrest, painted in famille rose enamels with Chinese figures including a lady and a boy with a playful dog, the reverse with a lady with a parrot on a stand, 11.2cm high (cover lacking, tip of spout reduced) - Estimate: £400 - 500  - Unsold.

Footnote: This pattern, seen on mugs, cider jugs and coffee pots, was painted by a number of different hands and was always executed with remarkable attention to detail

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A rare Worcester saucer - circa 1753-55

Of octagonal form, painted in Chinese style with alternating flowering plants and vases, surrounding two moths in flight around a flowering prunus plant, 10.7cm diam, workman's mark in black enamel (some over-firing and wear to the enamels) - Sold for £380 plus Premium and tax

Footnote: See the Watney Collection, part 3, lot 957 for another example. The pattern is copied from Chinese porcelain of the Kangxi period and occurs on a range of octagonal shapes, both hand-painted and printed in outline

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A Worcester octagonal coffee cup - circa 1753-55

With a scrolled handle, painted in colours with a 'Long Eliza' figure pointing to the left, flanked by vases, flowering plants and insects in flight, 5.4cm high, workman's mark in black enamel (minute rim chip) - Sold for £700 plus Premium and tax

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Another Worcester octagonal cup - circa 1753-55

With a scrolled handle, also painted with a 'Long Eliza' figure standing between two Chinese vases, flowering plants and insects in flight, 5.8cm high, workman's mark of a cross in black enamel (handle broken and restored, rim chips also restored) - Sold for £320 plus Premium and tax

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Two Worcester sauceboats - circa 1753-55

Both of high-footed shape, the handles with prominent thumbrests, one moulded with scrolls and scroll-edged panels, painted on both sides with a 'Long Eliza' figure in a landscape, the interior with alternating sacred objects and flowers at the rim, 19cm long (fine crack around pedestal foot), the other moulded with panels edged with flower sprays, painted in famille verte style with garden scenes, both including a large bird, the interior with a diaper border reserved with flowerhead panels, 16.6cm long (damage and repair to rim) (2) - Sold for £240 plus Premium and tax

Provenance: The McWilliams Collection, sold in these rooms, Bonhams 17 October 1991

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Two Worcester cups - circa 1755-56

Both decorated with the 'Staghunt' pattern, one strap-fluted reserved with scrolled-edged panels, the double scroll handle with upper and lower thumbrests, a pencilled cloud border inside the rim, 6.1cm high (small rim chip and fine associated crack), the other feather-moulded with a c-scroll handle, the landscape panel edged with a lobed gilt line, a border of leaves and flowers in blue around the rim, 6cm high (fine cracks) (2) - Sold for £450 plus Premium and tax

Provenance of first cup: The McWilliams Collection, sold Bonhams 17 October 1991, lot 287

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A rare Worcester saucer - circa 1756-58

With a six-lobed rim, the upper surface moulded into six triangular panels in 'envelope' style, a delicate border of stylised flowerheads moulded inside the rim, the centre pencilled in puce with two figures before a Chinese building, a sailing boat in the distance, 12.8cm diam (minute patches of wear to the enamels on the rim only) - Sold for £380 plus Premium and tax

Footnote: For a very similar teabowl and saucer in the A J Smith Collection see Simon Spero (2006), fig. 139. Another saucer in the Dyson Perrins collection is illustrated by Henry Sandon (1969), pl. 52

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A Worcester mug - circa 1758

Cylindrical with a looped strap handle, painted in vivid colours with the 'Beckoning Chinaman' pattern, comprising a landscape vignette with a portly man gesturing to a small boy at his feet, the reverse with a large trailing flower spray, 14.2cm high (cracked) - Sold for £400 plus Premium and tax

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A Worcester saucer dish - circa 1756-58

Finely 'pencilled' in black with a Chinoiserie scene of a man standing within a garden holding a parasol, a bird perched upon his left hand, another bird in flight above, a pine tree and fence alongside, within a lambrequin scroll border, 21.5cm diam - Sold for £1,000 plus Premium and tax

Footnote: A similar saucer dish pencilled with this distinctive pattern is in Derby Museum, illustrated by Franklin Barrett (1963), pl. 34. Another from the Tuke collection was exhibited in the English Ceramic Circle Commemorative Exhibition, 1948, fig. 415. A further saucer dish with an additional figure beside the pine tree is in the A J Smith collection, illustrated by Simon Spero (2006), fig 137

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A Worcester mug - circa 1756

Of cylindrical shape with a strap handle, painted with the 'Beckoning Chinaman' pattern, the reverse with a spray of flowers in Meissen style, 12cm high (broken and restuck) - Sold for £60 plus Premium and tax

Provenance: The McWilliams Collection sold in these rooms, Bonhams 17 October 1991, lot 233

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A Worcester vase circa 1765

Of ovoid shape, painted with the 'Telephone Box' pattern of groups of colourfully dressed Chinese figures at various pursuits, panels of red leaves and tightly packed gilt scrollwork in between, 18.3cm high - Sold for £680 plus Premium and tax

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A Worcester mask jug - circa 1770

Of pear shape with a scrolled handle, the mask of a bearded man carefully picked out in enamels, painted with elaborate Mandarin panels, a lady and a boy seated at a table with an attendant looking on, the sides with birds in branches in red and black, red scale panels above and below, 20.5cm high (crack around the upper handle terminal) - Sold for £1,800 plus Premium and tax

Footnote: A jug of the same pattern is illustrated by John Sandon (1993), p 91 and Henry Sandon (1969), pl 56

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A Worcester plate - circa 1780-85

With an eight-lobed rim, richly decorated in colours with a Chinese lady seated beneath rockwork and flowering plants, attended by a boy who carries a bird perched on a dish, a zig-zag fence behind him, the underglaze blue foliate border highlighted in bright enamels and gold, 23.5cm wide (a few minute patches of wear) - Sold for £600 plus Premium and tax

Footnote: For a similar plate see the Zorensky Collection, part 1, lot 70

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A Worcester saucer dish, coffee cup, teabowl and saucer - circa 1770

Each painted in Mandarin style with the 'Conjurer' pattern, with an elderly man in a turquoise robe presenting flower sprays to a distinguished gentleman seated at a table, a lady standing by his side, the rims with an arrowhead border in gold and red, the saucer dish 19.2cm diam (star-crack to base of saucer) (3) - Sold for £520 plus Premium and tax

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A Worcester teapot and cover - circa 1770

Of globular form with a loop handle, the cover with flower sprig finial, painted in the Mandarin style with two panels of figures, one with a boy in a window and a lady peeking around the corner, the other with a group of figures and a street vendor, flanked by red and black foliage, 14.5cm (the tip of spout restored, small chips to flower finial) (2) - Sold for £320 plus Premium and tax

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A Worcester teapot and cover - circa 1765-70

Of globular form with a loop handle, the cover with a flower sprig finial, painted in the Mandarin style with a mother holding a small boy beside a blossom tree and another child at play in a garden, the ground of gold scrollwork reserved with flower roundels, 15.5cm high (tiny chips to finial) (2) - Sold for £450 plus Premium and tax

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A Worcester teapot and cover - circa 1768-70

of globular form with a loop handle, the cover with a flower finial, painted in 'Gentleman's Mandarin' style with a group of three Chinese figures in a garden, reserved on a ground of closely packed gilt scrollwork containing panels of flowers in iron red and black, 13.8cm high (small chips to the tip of the spout, small losses to petals of finial, some wear to enamels) (2) - Sold for £280 plus Premium and tax

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A Worcester teapot and cover - circa 1766-70

Of globular form with a loop handle, the cover with pointed finial, painted with an oriental lady holding a branch herding two sheep in a landscape with rocks and trees, within gilt line rims, 15cm high (some light wear to enamels) (2) - Sold for £400 plus Premium and tax

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A Worcester teapot and cover - circa 1775

Of globular form with a loop handle, the cover with a flower sprig finial, painted in the Mandarin style with two vignettes of figures in a garden, with a lady seated on a tree trunk holding a flower sprig, a child at her side, another lady standing holding a flower vase with a pointing child below, within red 'crowsfoot' borders, 15.5cm high (minor overpainted chips to flower finial, chip to spout restored) (2) -
Sold for £300 plus Premium and tax

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A Worcester teapot and cover - circa 1760-65

Globular, the domed cover with a flower finial, painted with the 'Pu Tai' pattern, comprising a Buddha-like figure seated by a large rock with two attendants nearby, one holding a ball, the other seated with a lotus flower, red and gold arrowhead borders at the rims, 13.5cm high (damage to tip of spout and knop) (2) - Sold for £320 plus Premium and tax

Footnote: Pu tai was a Buddhist monk, represented in 18th century Chinese art as Buddha himself.

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A Worcester dish - circa 1768

Moulded as two overlapping leaves, the crossed stems forming the handle, painted in bright colours with the 'Magician' pattern of an oriental man standing, one arm raised gazing upwards, watched by two ladies, one seated by a table, amongst vases of flowers and garden seats, within a red and gold 'crowsfoot' border, 26cm wide (some minor rubbing to enamels) - Sold for £620 plus Premium and tax

Footnote: For the pattern on a smaller leaf dish see Henry Sandon (1969), pl. 55

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A Worcester coffee pot and cover - circa 1770-75

Of pear shape with a scroll handle, the domed cover with flower finial, painted in Mandarin style with the 'Boy in a Window' pattern with a lady peeping at him from around a corner, the reverse with two women and a child in a garden, flanked by panels of gold scrollwork and iron red and black foliage, 25cm high (restoration to the tip of the spout and thumbrest, the cover restored) (2) - Sold for £300 plus Premium and tax

Provenance: The Zorensky Collection, Part 3, lot 75. Illustrated by John Sandon and Simon Spero (1996), fig 169

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A Worcester saucer dish - circa 1775-80

Painted in shades of red, puce, green and brown, with a shelter on a shoreline amongst rocks and trees, an island with pine trees in the distance, all picked out in gold, 19.5cm diam (some light scratches to enamels) - Sold for £300 plus Premium and tax

Provenance: The Zorensky Collection, part 2, lot 81. A Worcester saucer with a related pattern was in the Watney Collection, part 2, lot

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A Worcester small mug - circa 1768

Of bell shape with a grooved loop handle, painted in Mandarin style with two panels of figures, one with a lady holding a vase of flowers, a small boy at her side, the reverse with a group of figures and a hound, an insect in flight above, upon a ground of gold scrollwork reserved with flower roundels and small landscapes in puce, 9cm high (restored crack to base and lower section) - Estimate: £280 - 320 - Unsold.

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A Worcester dessert plate and a chocolate cup and stand - circa 1770-75

The plate with scalloped rim, painted in the famille verte palette with the 'Dragons in Compartments' pattern, with alternate panels of exotic beasts and vases of flowers on tables, within a border of flowerheads on a cell pattern band and gilt line rim, 23.3cm diam (some small patches of wear to enamels), the chocolate cup of double ogee shape with two pierced scroll handles, with a deep saucer with shaped rim, also painted with the 'Dragons in Compartments' pattern, the saucer 15cm diam (handles broken and restored, tiny rim chip, saucer with minute restored rim chip and small patch of retouching to the enamels) (3) - Sold for £280 plus Premium and tax

Provenance: The Zorensky Collection, Part 3. Illustrated by John Sandon and Simon Spero (1986), fig 197 (right)

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A rare Worcester teabowl and saucer - circa 1780

Of simple form, painted in blue and overpainted in red and gold with the 'Candle Fence Pavilion' pattern with a two story pavilion amongst trees, within brown line rims, the saucer 12.8cm diam, crescent marks (2) - Sold for £300 plus Premium and tax

Footnote: Commonly thought of as 'Clobbered', the use of an orange enamel rim suggests instead that this colouring may have been added at the Worcester factory

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Three Worcester coffee cups - circa 1768-75

All decorated in Mandarin style, one large cup with a pointed lower handle terminal painted with a continuous garden scene including a lady seated at a table by a pine tree, 6.5cm high (lower terminal restored), another cup with a panel of two ladies and a boy with a flag, reserved on a ground of gold scrolls, 6.3cm high, the other cup with a similar panel of a seated 'Pu-tai' figure and a lady attendant, 6.6cm high (latter with rim chip) (3) - Sold for £260 plus Premium and tax

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Three Worcester coffee cups - circa 1768-75

Two decorated with the 'Astley' or 'Harvest Bug' pattern comprising a large black and gold insect alighting on a peony plant, 'Crowsfoot' borders around the rims, 6.2cm and 6.5cm high (one cracked), the other in Mandarin style, with a garden scene including a man seated on a bench, a boy with a staff nearby, smaller panels by the handle of stylised plants reserved on a ground of dense gilt scrolls, 6.6cm high (3) - Sold for £200 plus Premium and tax

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Three Worcester Mandarin style coffee cups - circa 1770

Painted with the colourful 'Conjurer' pattern, comprising a man in a turquoise robe standing by a vase on a tall stand greeting a distinguished gentleman seated at a table, a lady standing by his side, a formal border of leaves and flowers in underglaze blue inside the rims, 6.2cm high (3) - Sold for £380 plus Premium and tax

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Two Worcester 'High Chelsea Ewer' creamjugs - circa 1770-75

Of spiral fluted form, the lower sections moulded with leaves, with double scroll handles, one painted with a continuous scene of a Chinese family with a small boy seated at a table and a group of three figures beside a white rabbit, two insects in flight above, 8.6cm high (restored rim chips), the other with two panels of Mandarin figures, one with a lady seated on a garden seat beside a table, the other with two figures in a garden, flanked by red and gold foliage, 8.8cm high (restored rim chip) (2) - Sold for £350 plus Premium and tax

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A Worcester coffee cup and saucer and two coffee cups - circa 1770-75

All in Mandarin style, the cup and saucer with a variation of the 'Chinese Family' pattern, carefully painted with two ladies and a child watching butterflies and a rabbit, a boy seated at a table nearby, saucer 12cm diam, one coffee cup with a pencilled black diaper ground reserved with a scroll-edged panel with figures grouped round a table in a garden, a parrot on a perch nearby, 6.3cm high, (minor wear to enamels), the other cup with a lady seated with a fan, her attendant approaching to the left by a dish of fruit on a tall stand, a Crowsfoot border inside the rim, 6.6cm high (4) - Sold for £600 plus Premium and tax

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A Chamberlain miniature teapot and cover and sucrier and cover and other items - circa 1792-95

All decorated with a version of the 'Staghunt' pattern, the Chinese hunting scene among hills, trees and small pavilions, two men conversing in the foreground, within gilt lobed panels, comprising: a toy teapot and cover and a toy sucrier and cover, 9.5cm and 8.2cm high (covers restored) and a full-sized teabowl and saucer (the saucer with a fine crack), and a saucer dish of the same pattern, the dish 20.5cm diam (saucer dish crazed) (7) - Sold for £420 plus Premium and tax

Footnote: This pattern, copied from the original Chinese design, was popular in the early days of the Worcester factory. It was revived by the Chamberlain factory on their early porcelain and referred to as 'Hunting Pattern in Compartments' in the pattern lists.

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A Worcester teapot and cover - circa 1770-75

Globular, the domed cover with a flower finial, painted in Mandarin style with panels edged with red scrolls, one side depicting a lady and two boys buying fish from a fisherman, the reverse with the 'Boy at the Window' pattern, the sides with smaller panels of red and black flowers edged by small panels of dense gilt scrolls, 15cm high (minor chips only under cover rim and to knop) (2) - Sold for £240 plus Premium and tax

Footnote: Previously sold in these rooms, Phillips 11 December 2002, lot 196

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Two Worcester teapots and covers - circa 1770-75

Of globular form with loop handles, the covers with flower finials, painted in Mandarin style, one with a lady standing beside a boy holding a rod and fish, the reverse with a lady seated on a garden seat beside a small boy, the ground with gold scrollwork, reserved with puce landscape panels, 14.5cm high (the upper handle terminal cracked, small chip to rim of cover, some light scratches to enamels), the other painted with a lady holding a flower sprig flanked by two small boys in a mountainous landscape, the reverse with figures in a garden, 15cm high (broken and restored) (4) - Sold for £220 plus Premium and tax

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A Worcester teapot and cover - circa 1770

Globular, the cover with a flower finial, painted in colours in the Mandarin style with a family gathered around a table in a garden, below underglaze blue 'bubble' borders, 15cm high, W mark (the cover restored, restoration to spout, some scratches to enamels) (2) - Estimate: £100 - 150  - Unsold.

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A Worcester teapot and cover, another teapot, a mug and a punchbowl - circa 1770-80

The teapot and cover and the mug painted in Mandarin style with a Chinese garden scene including a lady and a boy, the teapot also with a fence and another lady flanked by trees, 13.7cm high (section of cover rim lacking), the mug within panels, 8.8cm high (restored rim chip), the second teapot with the 'Lady at the Loom' pattern, an exotic plant issuing from a rock nearby, 10.4cm high (cracked, cover lacking), the bowl printed with the 'Chinese Family' pattern, including figures taking tea and boys pointing at a monkey, all coloured with gilt details, 23cm diam (some wear) (5) - Sold for £450 plus Premium and tax

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A Worcester teapot and cover and a coffee pot and a cover - circa 1770-80

The first in 'Compagnie des Indes' style, decorated predominantly in shades of pink and green with flower sprays, a puce diaper border at the rims, 17.5cm high (the finial restored), the coffee pot printed with the 'Chinese Family' pattern, comprising a lady with a boy serving tea to a man seated at a table, panels of trailing plants in red and black at the sides, the cover painted with two Chinese ladies, a gilt and red 'Crowsfoot' border at the rim, 19.5cm high (bruise to rim of coffee pot, cover matched) (4) - Sold for £160 plus Premium and tax

Bonhams. The Sir Jeremy Lever Collection of Worcester Porcelain, part 2. Bond Street, 23 Jan 2008