RARE FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER RETICULATED FOOTED CENTERPIECE England, c1775
RARE FIRST PERIOD WORCESTER RETICULATED FOOTED CENTERPIECE England, c1775 A very rare creamware-influenced reticulated and molded quatrefoil centerpiece on pedestal foot, the body and foot geometrically pierced in the Leeds manner (rarely seen on English porcelain) printed in underglaze blue and white with the French-influenced Gillyflower pattern of a central carnation spray among scattered floral sprays and insects,within a feuille-de-choux type rim and footrim; underglaze blue crescent mark verso
Note: Ref: Worcester Porcelain, The Zorensky Collection, p 477, Pl 649;probably originally a centerpiece for serving fruit from a dessert service; "quite rare"
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