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First Period Worcester Polychrome Porcelain Tankard Decoarated with Printed Scenes-The Milking Scene (No.1) and Rural Lovers on the Reverse


First Period Worcester Porcelain PolychromeTankard Decorated with The Milking Scene (No.1) and Rural Lovers on the Reverse,

Circa 1768.

(VM98322A)


The cylindrical First Period Worcester tankard with flaring foot depicts two polychrome painted scenes.  The first is a milking scene by Robert Hancock after a print of a youth talking to a girl milking a cow is copied from an engraving by Luke Sullivan published in 1759 of 'A view of Woobourn in Surry, the seat of Philip Southcote, Esqr.'.


The second is called Rural Lovers with milkmaid and cowherd against a tree with a dog.


Dimensions: 5 7/8 inches high x 4 inches diameter x 5 1/4 inches (14.92cm high x 10.16cm diameter x 13.34 across handle).


Reference: A black and white printed example is in the V&A (Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 5, shelf 3)


Identically printed small mug in the Sir Jeremy Lever Collection, . Part 1, Bonhams.







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