Large 'First Period' Worcester Blue and White 'Fence Pattern' Bowl, c1770
A most beautiful First Period Worcester large 'Fence Pattern'
bowl. This charming bowl was made at the famous Worcester factory
c1770 and is a very fine example of their blue and white printed
decorated wares. It has the Worcester mark of an underglaze blue 'hatched'
crescent on the underside of the bowl.
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The bowl is made of soft paste porcelain that is translucent
when held to strong light and shows the characteristic Worcester 'duck egg
The 'Fence Pattern' as this pattern is known was a popular one
at the Worcester factory and gets its name from the fence that appears in the
main print on the side of the bowl. The fence is surrounded by pretty flowers
and foliage. This decoration is a little blurred, which is often the case with
these early printed wares.
On the other side of the bowl are two further blue
printed decorative landscapes, between which fly two birds. The scene to the
left shows an exotic island, complete with trees and a temple. The birds fly off
towards another landscape of trees and hills. These printed blue decorations
are quite crisp and clear. The fine details of the
trees and the birds is remarkable.
Inside the bottom of the bowl there is a spray of blue
flowers and around the inside edge of the rim is a double blue line border
completing the beautiful decoration of this charming bowl.
The bowl sits on a high raised circular foot rim that is
triangular in section. It is marked with the underglaze blue hatched crescent
mark of the Worcester factory.
This is a most charming large First Period Worcester bowl,
delightfully decorated with the 'Fence Pattern' and was made at the
famous Worcester factory c1770. A charming and good quality piece of early
Worcester porcelain for the connoisseur collector of Worcester or Eighteenth
century English porcelain.
A delightful large First Period Worcester "Fence Pattern" Bowl,
Size and Weight: (values are approximate)
The bowl is marked with the Worcester underglaze
blue 'hatched' crescent mark. The blue crescent mark was used at the Worcester factory
c1755-90. This particular bowl would date from c1770.
This large bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or
restoration. A fine quality piece of early Worcester porcelain for the
connoisseur collector. the only extremely minor imperfection is a slight sign of
wear to the glaze inside the bowl, but really nothing to be concerned with.