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First Period Porcelain Beakers with Kakiemon Double Quail Design,


First Period Porcelain Beakers with Kakiemon Double Quail Design,

Circa 1770.

(NY9037)


The pair of beakers or tumblers are painted with a double quail design in a Kakiemon palette after the Meissen with the design encompassing the whole body.  John Sandon illustrates this form with a hunting scene and calls them stirrup beakers.


Dimensions: Height 2 1/4 x diameter 2 3/4 inches


Mark: Gold crescent.

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Reference: The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, Volume I, 1751-1851, John Sandon, Page 272 for discussion of the Quail pattern and a mention of the occasional use of a gold crescent on these wares leading to a factory attribution rather than Giles. See Page 86 for a butter tub with this design and also a gold crescent.  Page 318 shows the form where the author uses the term stirrup cup and stirrup beaker.







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