Antique Royal Worcester Porcelain Blush Ivory Potpourri Vase shape 1720 date code 1903 painted by William Hawkins crown cover & inner lid 21 cm h
A beautiful Royal Worcester porcelain blush ivory pot pourri vase, with a crown cover and inner lid painted with floral sprays and highlighted with gilding. This is an extremely decorative and very attractive antique example of late 19th century Victorian porcelain from the famous Worcester Royal Porcelain Company manufactory, in Worcester, Worcestershire, England. The company is more often known as Royal Worcester.
This vase is marked on the base with the shape number 1720, date code for 1903, green printed factory mark, registered design number 170258 (first registered in 1891). There are also decorator's and potter's marks including the painter's mark WH, we think is for William Hawkins who worked for them from 1874 until 1928.
The body stands on a short conical foot with basket weave moulding and has a moulded ovoid shape with reeded spiral shanks that terminate in a wavy shell effect. The swirl design is reminiscent of Georgian rococo silver shapes of the tea canisters of the eighteenth century. The shoulder of the body has two hand painted floral sprays highlighted with gilding. There is an ornate slightly domed, shanked and pierced outer lid with low relief moulding and gilded acorn knob. These lids are often referred to as crown covers. There is also a plain flat inner lid to preserve the scent of your pot pourri.
The main body of the vase and inner lid of the vase are in excellent condition. The crown cover lid has been broken and has old restoration to it by a very competent restorer, possibly a professional. There is some minor wear to the gilding. Despite the damage, it displays beautifully.
This is a stunning piece to add to any Worcester or porcelain collection and a beautiful display item.
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Height 8 1/4 inches ( 21 cm)
Diameter 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm)
Weight 675 grammes unpacked