First Period Worcester Tea bowl and Saucer in Fisherman and Cormorant pattern, c.1775

Circa 1755
Saucer dia.: 12.5cm
Bowl Dia: 7.4cm, Height: 5cm
Standard Parcel
£ 80
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First Period Worcester tea bowl and saucer in Fisherman and Cormorant pattern, originally called the "pleasure boat" pattern. It was produced between 1775 and 1780.
The tea bowl is marked with an infilled blue crescent. The saucer has a pseudo Chinese mark which Worcester used 1775-90. There is no damage or restoration. Minor specks of kiln grit.
Worcester was established in 1751 when John Wall, a physician, and William Davis, an apothecary, persuaded a group of 13 businessmen to invest in a new factory at Warmstry House, Worcester, on the banks of the River Severn. They bought out the Bristol manufactory and the soaprock licence that ensured the mining of 20 tons per annum of soaprock from Cornwall, enabling them to manufacture soft-paste porcelain. The company enjoyed a royal warrant from 1788 and became known as Royal Worcester in 1862.