Royal Worcester porcelain ewer with Japonisme dragon handle

By Royal Worcester (British, founded 1750)

£1,500

Adorned with delicate floral sprays and a magnificent dragon-form handle, this Royal Worcester porcelain ewer is a superb demonstration of the nineteenth-century Japonisme style.

 

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Description

This wonderful porcelain ewer is by the English firm Royal Worcester. The ewer is crafted in the distinctive Japonisme style, its form, the floral decoration adorning its body, and the magnificent dragon-form handle all being drawn from Japanese art and design. The ewer features a bulbous body and a tapering neck rising to a shaped mouth. The handle, which attaches to the shoulder of the ewer and the top of the neck, is formed as a long and winding dragon, its tail scrolling on the body of the ewer and its head wrapped around the neck. The ivory-coloured porcelain body is finished with a series of semi-circular marks, which catch the light and lend a sense of depth to the surface. The body of the ewer is painted with parcel gilt floral sprays, the sprays painted in a delicate, sketchy manner and coloured with subtle pinks and greens.

The underside of the vase is partially marked for Royal Worcester and is drilled.

Details

Artist / Maker
By Royal Worcester (British, founded 1750)
Country of Origin
English
Date of Manufacture
c. 1880
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Japonisme
Material
Porcelain
Colour
Cream, Gold, Multi-coloured

Dimensions

Height
29 cm / 11.4 inches
Diameter
16 cm / 6.3 inches

Reference:
6832b

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