Rare 18th Century Worcester Porcelain Creamboat with Black Transfer Print
Rare 18th Century Worcester Porcelain Creamboat with Black Transfer Print, the bidy of lobed oval shape, with squared, angular handle and scrolling thumbrest. The creamboat with basket-weave paneled aides printed in black with “Autumn” and a wooing courtier couple by a fountain.The inner rim with a cell-and-diaper penciled border, again in black enamel.
3/8” hairline crack to rim, 1/4”x 3’/8” chip to lip. Glaze blow out with kiln speckling just above lower handle terminate. Typical light kiln speckling.
The print of Autumn is after a series of The Four Seasons by Louis Philippe Boitard. This version “La Cascade” is quite rare.
Parallels: Cyril Cook, The Life and. Work of Robert Hancock, number 41.
Rous Lench Collection, number 577.
Sold at Christie’s London, May 29-30, 1990, Lot 239.
The Billie Pain Collection.
Sold at Bonham’s, London, November 26, 2003, Lot 177.
Robin Henry Ceramic Collection, New York, Collection Number 82.