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Pair of bough pots; porcelain; lobed shape and Rococo design with three panels framed by scrolls in relief on front; sunken top surrounded by raised shell-like scrollwork and with pierced holes and larger aperture; front painted in Kakiemon style with flowering plants growing from banded hedges and grass; left-hand panel with secretary bird; right-hand panel with serpent-like dragon confronting similar bird; panels outlined with gilt C-scrolls and reserved in scale-blue ground; marked.
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Height: 16.50 centimetres
Width: 21.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Ayers, Impey & Mallet 1990
A flower holder of lobed shape and Rococo design with three panels framed by scrolls in relief on its front, the sunken top surrounded by raised shell-like scrollwork and with pierced holes and a larger aperture. The front is painted in the Kakiemon style with flowering plants growing from banded hedges and grass. The left-hand panel shows a secretary bird and the right, a serpent-like dragon confronting a similar bird; the panels are outlined with gilt C-scrolls and like those of the top, are reserved in a scale-blue ground.
The 1769 sale catalogue of the Worcester factory includes pieces 'of the very rich mazarine blue and gold, fine old wheatsheaf pattern'.
R. L. Hobson, 'Catalogue of the Frank Lloyd Collection of Worcester Porcelain of the Wall Period', British Museum, London, 1923, No. 87.
- Not on display
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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