18th Century Worcester Porcelain Teabowl, Black Pencilled Chinoiserie.

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18th Century Worcester Porcelain Teabowl, Black Pencilled Chinoiserie.  

Tapering bowl-form on straight-sided foot, the bowl sides slightly-waisted. 

Pencilled in black enamel, on one side, with a Chinese figure under a parasol; on the other side with a weeping tree. 


Circa 1755-1760. 

2 3/4" H., 2 7/8" Diam. 

Nick to rim. 

Provenance: Steppes Hill Farm Antiques, 1997.

Robin Henry Ceramic Collection.

Collection #16.

Parallels: Simon Spero and John Sandon, Worcester Porcelain 1751-1790: The Zorensky Collection (Woodbridge: Antique Collector's Club: 1996), p. 157, no. 150.

Franklin Barrett, Worcester Porcelain and Lund's Bristol (London: Faber & Faber: 1953/1966), pl. 34

An example from the Tuke Collection, as illustrated in the English Pottery and Porcelain: Commemorative Catalogue of an Exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, May 5th - June 20th, 1948 (Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd: London: 1949), figure 415