First Period Worcester Porcelain Pavilion Pattern Large Kidney Dessert Dish,
The large First Period Worcester porcelain Pavilion Pattern kidney-shaped large kidney-shaped dish is painted with a central shaped panel with a chinoiserie scene of a curtained pavilion beside a flowering prunus and stylized clouds and other flowering plants by water. The exterior rim has a large central Chinoiserie dragon panel flanked by mazarine blue ground panels with orange flowerheads and gilt leaf highlights. These panels are repeated to the bottom of the dish. To either side are two further shaped panels with coloured flowers on a contrasting white ground.
Dimensions: 11 inches long x 8 3/4 inches wide x 2 inches tall.
Reference: Zorensky Collection, fig. 275 with the notation, The design is a fanciful one, probably invented by the factory, combining Japanese and Chinese influences.;
Worcester Porcelain, Spero & Sandon, page 235, pl. 275;
The Albrecht Collection: The Japanese Influence on 18th Century English Porcelain, Albert Amor Limited, Published by London (1988) pages 22 & 23, plates 52 & 53 for examples of the pattern.
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