A Rare Chamberlain's Worcester Flared Beaker Painted With A Black Capped Lory.
Painting probably by James Rogers.
The beaker is finely painted in colored enamels with a lory on a branch within a gilt and green rectangular panel and titled in black Black Capped Lory. The reverse is decorated with gilt leaf scrolls all on a gilt green ground band. The size of this beaker is a half-pint.
According to G. Godden, the attribution to James Rogers is based upon the fact that he appears to be the only bird painter active at that time. R.W. Binns listed him as a bird painter. The name is included in the Chamberlain wage records from 1792, and he was employed until at least November 1813.
Godden, Geoffrey. Chamberlain-Worcester Porcelain, 1788-1852, page 125, plate 148 shows a pierced dish from circa 1810 decorated with a bullfinch and with an identical. Godden comments that the bird subject is an unusual feature.
This particular lory, latin name Lorius lory, has a range within in the islands of Indonesia including theVogelkop Peninsula, Wrest Irian, Waigeu, Batanta, Salawati, Misool, New Guinea, Huon Peninsular, Purari River, Jobi & Mios Num Islands, Geelvint Bay and Biak Island.