Worcester slop bowl, painted with gilt crane pattern, London decorated, probably Giles, c.1775
Worcester bowl, decorated probably in the Giles Studio with an unusual Chinese style pattern in gold with red outlines, with a large bird on a rock amongst flowers.
15.5 cm wide, 7.5 cm high
ref. Zorensky sale, lot 235 for a coffee cup in this pattern, ‘possibly workshop of James Giles’. The decoration is very untypical in style and execution of anything the factory did, and Giles is a likely candidate, although there were numerous other decorating studios in London at the period.The pieces recorded probably represent a single tea service.