18th Century Worcester Porcelain Teabowl and Saucer, Printed in Purple.

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18th Century Worcester Porcelain Teabowl and Saucer, Printed in Purple. 

The tapering teabowl on straight-sided foot, with saucer. Both teabowl and saucer are transfer-printed in vivid purple with Robert Hancock's "The Three Fishers" pattern. The first fisherman is standing with his hand on a bucket; the other fisher is standing in the middle of a stone bridge, with his circle net held aloft over his head, and third figure in the scene is of a woman, seated on the opposite end of the bridge, with her fishing pole in her hand, before a large tree in full leaf. The scene includes watery by-ways, and a farmhouse and birds in the background, with ducks and another barrel toward the foreground. 

Unmarked.

Circa 1760. 

Provenance: Gus Brain, England, 1995. 

Robin Henry Ceramic Collection, New York.

Collection #12.

Parallels for the engraving: Cyril Cook, Supplement to The Life and Work of Robert Hancock (English: Privately Published: 1955), numbers 131 and 168.