First Period Worcester Porcelain Fluted Cup & Saucer c.1770

First Period Worcester Porcelain Fluted Cup & Saucer c.1770

Code: FA0947


A very pretty Worcester fluted tea cup and saucer with unusual decoration of green and turquoise floral swagged garlands set on purple stems with purple outlines and "hanging" from purple staples at the rims. Gilt rims and detail to the inner circle of the saucer and cup handle. Unmarked.

Provenance: From the collection of A. W. McDougall, details attached to the underside of the saucer. A teapot of very similar decoration is illustrated in "Coloured Worcester Porcelain Of The First Period" by Marshall, plate 22, item 412.

The cup measures 5.1cm (2") high, 8cm (3 1/8") rim to rim and 10cm (3 15/16") rim to handle. The saucer measures 2.9cm (1 1/8") high and 14cm (5 1/2") wide. 

Condition is very good with no damage or restoration. There is a bit of handling wear mainly just to the high points on the flutes of the saucer in places and in the centre of the saucer where the cup sits, and some wear to the gilding on the rims.