Dr Wall Worcester serving dish, Kakiemon Kylin & Pheonix, ‘Bishop of Somner’ pattern, c.1775

$4,800.00 AUD

Superb Dr Wall Worcester fluted oval dish, of ‘Bishop of Somner Service’ type, richly decorated with a Chinese ‘famille vert’ pattern copied almost exactly from a Kanxi original of the early 18th century, the main panel with a Phoenix & Kylin in a fenced garden, the walls with panels featuring pheasant, quail, deer, and more Kylin, within a thin border of red prunus.  

Gold crescent mark, 

Circa 1775 

18x27cm

Superb condition

A gold crescent, instead of the usual blue, was used for special commissions 1770-80. 

The ‘Bishop of Somner’ name became associated with this pattern some time in the 19th century, and it seems one of the Bishops had a service in his possession. 

Represented in many major collections, ref. Zorensky #193 for a tureen & cover. 

 

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