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First Period Worcester Porcelain Large Pair of Openwork Fruit  Baskets with Printed Pine Cone Pattern.


First Period Worcester Porcelain Large Pair of Openwork Fruit Baskets,

Printed Pine Cone Pattern,

Circa 1770-75.

(Ref: NY9024-nnim)


The large reticulated baskets are decorated with the printed underglaze blue Pine Cone pattern in the central well.  The rim with a blue cell band (referenced by The Gardiner as delft style 76). The  border with oval and urn-shaped large cutouts.  The sides are reticulated with a design of overlapping rings.  On the exterior blue florets at each intersection.


These baskets are particularly large.


Dimensions: Diameter 10 1/2 inches x 2 3/4 inches high


Marks:  One with shaped blue crescent


Reference: The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada, Object # G99.3.39 for a slightly smaller example of this shape described as "Large round twig fruit basket".  It is mentioned that the form is after a Meissen or Chelsea prototype.







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