Worcester


In the late 1700s Worcester were among the first to use the Bute shape for teabowls, tea cups and coffee cups. The crescent mark dates these to the Dr Wall period before 1783. These are all very similar in shape, size and decoration to those made in the same period by Caughley


Examples
Worcester teabowl with no handle. Blueish body with slight yellow tinge to grey transparency. Marked on base with handpainted underglaze crescent.  Came as trio with similarly marked saucer and bute shaped coffee cup (see below). (aj586, h56.6, w79.3, b36.1(42))

Loop handle with "dent", rounded top attachment, and very slight ridges along either side of the outer surface. No pattern numbers. 


 Worcester coffee cup with a "loop" handle with a dent and rounded top attachment. Finely potted in rather blue body with straw transparency. Wide, flat foot with vertical edges inside marked with handpainted blue crescent mark.  (aj587, h62.3, w62.5, b30.3 (35.7) handle: h15.7 (20.1), v33.2, w9, 5.5, t4.1)
 A small cup with a "loop" handle with a dent and rounded top attachment. Finely potted in creamy body with straw transparency. Wide, flat foot and small turned circle in centre of base. No mark. Roger Edmundson says Worcester. (aj129, h53.6, w76.5, b31.7 handle: h16.3, v31.2, w9.2, 5.8)

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