Chamberlain Worcester pot pourri basket

A striking Chamberlain Worcester pot pourri basket and cover, the cover with branch handle, pierced, domed top, applied bands of flower heads and leaves with the finial finely modelled as a full blown rose. The rectangular, tapered and fluted body with looping handles, standing on four paw feet and painted around the top with a band of pink roses and foliage, both body and cover painted with vertical rows of pink roses between trailing gilt detail. Marked under the cover "Chamberlains Worcester" in puce script.

See: Geoffrey Godden "Chamberlain Worcester Porcelain 1788-1852" Page 217 Plate 254 where this shape is illustrated and described as a basket and pierced cover.

 

Date: Circa 1820
Width: Including handles 8 1/2 inches (21.5 cm)  Height: To top of handle 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm)
Condition: Very good with just the tips of two feet with small restored chips, the usual minor losses to the applied floral decoration and typical light crazing. The spots of gilt wear to the edges of the cover and the handle are the result. of over 200 years of use.
Item No.: 2105.

Price: £ 850