Worcester plate, decorated in the Giles studio with urn & rich gilding, c.1775
Worcester plate, decorated in the Giles Studio with a stone classical urn draped with colourful flower garlands, the rim with powder blue ground having thick ciselé gilding of palmette and bellflower as an inner border, the outer with meandering fruiting vine, within a gold line rim.
rim chip restored
ref. Rissik Marshall, #824 for a similar example amongst factory pieces, unrecognized as Giles in 1954; ironically, it shares the page with a part service from the Royal collection, which he links to Giles and the Grubb plates!Gerald Coke isolates the type in her 1983 In Search of James Giles, illustrating an almost identical example on p219.Stephen Hanscombe illustrates a serving dish in the 2005 catalogue, JAMES GILES, no.84.