Worcester teapot with European flowers, c.1765
Worcester teapot, the white ground colourfully painted with large groups of European flowers in the Meissen style, various scattered flowers on the rest of the pot & lid, a dark brown scroll down the handle, the pointed knop with a flower petal in puce, a gilt line rim to lid & spout.
Unmarked, circa 1765
20cm spout to handle
Small flat glaze chip to the lid – possibly an original factory ground kiln speck. Otherwise excellent condition.
ref. Sandon’s ‘Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain’ p236 for a garniture of vases with this Meissen-style decoration. Meissen designs like this would have ben coming into England for 25 years, making it a well-established fashion which Worcester naturally copied – but in their own English manner!