Worcester leaf shape dish with exotic birds & butterflies, c. 1765

$740.00 AUD

Worcester leaf shape dish, modelled as overlapping leaves with purple veins and gilt line to edge, painted sparsely with exotic birds & butterflies.    

Unmarked, c. 1765


one stem tip overpainted, original firing flaws, minor wear

26.5cm wide


The interesting decoration differs from the full-blown Worcester bird decoration; combined with the sanding and the firing flaws, this is probably a Worcester ‘second’ blank sold out of the factory white and decorated in a workshop.

Other examples with the same hand at work, same gold line, same purple veins – including a facing dish matching this one – have appeared on various auction sites over the years, suggesting it may have been a single service from an outside decorator contemporary with the Worcester ‘fancy birds’ production.





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