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  • Pair Dragons in Compartments Dishes w/ Scottish Armorial Clan Irvine


    This outstanding pair of Dragons in Compartments pattern porcelain dishes features an important armorial of the Scottish Clan Irvine. The dishes were beautifully hand-painted in the Chamberlains Worcester factory circa 1820. Worcester first made this pattern in the mid-18th century. It is an exquisite English interpretation of Chinese export porcelains from the Kangxi period (1661–1722). The armorial displays a swan with a crown around her neck. The swan is the royal bird of Great Britain and symbolizes harmony with the royal house of the United Kingdom. The use of this well-known symbol asserts the loyalty of the Clan Irvine to the English monarch. This image on the Irvine crest is a late 18th-century creation. As recently as 1746, during the Jacobite uprising, the Clan Irvine fought on the side of the Scottish against the English. Encircling the swan is the motto “Sub Sole Sub Umbra Virens,” which translates to “Vigorous under both sun and shade.” This has been the motto of the Clan Irvine since the early 14th Century. The origin of this motto holds a fascinating story. William Irvine was secretary and sword-bearer to Robert the Bruce, who was King of Scots, from 1306 to 1329. When Robert was a fugitive from the English King Edward I, he concealed himself in the house of his trusted secretary, William Irvine. Throughout his life, William followed the changing fortunes of his royal master, Robert. He was with him when Robert was routed at Methven, shared his subsequent dangers, and was one of the seven men who were hidden with Robert the Bruce in a copse of holly when his pursuers passed by. When Robert the Bruce came to power again, he made William Irvine Master of the Rolls. And ten years after the battle of Bannockburn in 1314, Robert permitted William Irvine to use Robert’s private motto, “Sub Sole Sub Umbra Virens”, which is still the motto of the Irvine family.

    Dimensions of the dishes: 9.25″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent. There is the very slightest rubbing to the lettering of the motto on one of the dishes (see image #2).


  • Blind Earl Pattern Dish Made by Royal Worcester Porcelain in England Circa 1870


    This is a beautiful “Blind Earl” pattern dish hand-painted with rosebuds raised in relief and green leaves, which shade into beautiful turquoise, lavender-pink, and a delightful shade of brown. The dish has a delicate golden scalloped edge. When holding the plate, one can feel the raised rosebuds. Worcester created this pattern in the mid-18th century. Raised details like this are quite rare in English porcelains. The Blind Earl pattern with its raised rosebuds was particularly appreciated at that time and has been ever since.

    Dimensions: 7.75″ in diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Set of Dinner Dishes Derby Royal Lily Pattern Made England 1882


    This exceptional blue and white set of Royal Lily Pattern dinner dishes was made in England in 1877. The dozen dinner plates are beautifully painted in underglaze blue in the exquisite Worcester “Royal Lily” pattern. Begun in the 18th century it was originally named the “Blue Lily” pattern. Worcester changed the name in 1788 when King George III and Queen Charlotte of England toured the Worcester factory and ordered a breakfast service in this pattern. Worcester subsequently renamed it the ‘Royal Lily’ pattern in honor of Queen Charlotte. The dishes have exquisite gilding and a line of ochre along the rim.

    Dimensions: Diameter 10″

    Condition: Excellent

    In this pattern, we also have a set of four demitasse cups and saucers.

  • First Period Worcester Dish 18th Century Showing Scholars in Ancient Ruins


    Provenance: The Collection of Edith Wolf
    Edith was the sole owner of Bardith Antiques in New York City for over forty years.
    When she traveled, she would often purchase items for her private collection.
    She loved 18th and early 19th-century porcelain and pottery and was particularly passionate about studying early English and French porcelain.
    This plate was made in the Worcester factory in the Dr. Wall, First Period circa 1770. In late 18th century England, there was great interest in ancient Greece and Rome. The ancient ruins of Pompei and Herculaneum had been excavated in the mid 1700’s and this type of neoclassic design was quite popular.

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Demitasse Blue and White Porcelain Cups and Saucers in the Royal Lily Pattern


    This set of four blue and white porcelain demitasse cups and saucers is beautifully painted in underglaze blue in the exquisite Worcester “Royal Lily” pattern. Originally named the “Blue Lily” pattern, the name was changed in 1788 when King George III and Queen Charlotte of England toured the Worcester factory and ordered a breakfast service in this pattern. Worcester subsequently renamed it the ‘Royal Lily’ pattern in honor of Queen Charlotte.
    Both the dishes and the cups have exquisite gilding and a line of ochre along the rim.

    Dimensions: Diameter of saucer 5.35″ height of cups 2.35″ diameter of cups 2.25.”

    Condition: Excellent

  • First Period Worcester Teapot Painted Underglaze Blue Mansfield Pattern c-1765


    In the 18th century, circa 1765, this delightful teapot was hand-painted in cobalt blue in the Worcester factory. The teapot dates to the First Period of the Worcester factory also known as the Dr. Wall Worcester period named for the doctor who ran the Worcester factory during its first period. The decoration on the teapot is the ‘Mansfield’ pattern, a loose floral design painted in underglaze cobalt blue. The shape of the teapot is a simple sphere with a molded loop handle and a well-balanced pouring spout. The pretty cover of the teapot is also painted with cobalt blue. It is beautifully finished with a delightful flower finial. The flower has a stem from which we see two raised molded leaves. The shoulder of the teapot, the rim of the cover, and the elegantly shaped spout all have blue decorative borders. The Mansfield pattern was one of Worcester’s most popular early patterns.

    Dimensions: 7.5″ long x 4.5″ at the widest point x 6″ tall to the top of the finial. Price: $1220

    Condition: The teapot and cover are in excellent condition with no cracks or restoration. The edges of the flower finial have faint, tiny burn marks from when the glaze slipped off the top edge in the making of the cover. The minor imperfections are tiny chips to the inside of the cover (shown in image #11).

  • Worcester Porcelain Sauceboat, Made in England, Mid-18th Century


    This sauceboat is beautifully shaped and hand painted with a light green lettuce leaf pattern on its rim, small painted butterflies, sprigs of flowers, and a stock handle. The sauceboat is unmarked, as were many early Worcester pieces.

    Some of the most exquisite English porcelain ever made was manufactured in the 18th century by a factory in Worcester founded by a group of investors, including Dr. John Wall. In the 1750s, they began to manufacture soft-paste porcelain at their factory, ‘Worcester Tonquin Manufacture’” In the early years, virtually everything produced was functional like this sauceboat. By 1755 Worcester was making the best English blue and white porcelain tea wares that money could buy, as well as more expensive colored enamel sets. Porcelain was sold to the trade through a warehouse opened in Aldersgate Street, London in 1754 and through Samuel Bradley’s shop in Worcester High Street.

    Dimensions: 9.5″ long x 4.75″ wide x tall 5.5

    Condition: Excellent. In this sauceboat, there is a small original firing line in the foot. Due to the shrinkage in the kiln, items can have small firing lines or develop crazing over time, which should not be seen as damage but as an imperfection of the maker’s recipes.

  • Three Worcester Dejeuney Pattern Dishes


    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful color combinations on porcelains.
    Made by Chamberlains Worcester circa 1810 these three Dejeuney pattern dishes have borders painted with a deep cobalt blue ground which is decorated with amazingly lavish gilding in foliate designs. Within the border are oval cartouches painted in the ”Rich Kakiemon” style with a pattern of trellised flowers painted in bold red, green, gold and royal blue.

    The pair of dishes measure 8.5″ diameter. Both are marked Chamberlains Worcester on the reverse.

    The armorial saucer dish measures 7.75″ diameter x 1.75″ deep It has the Chamberlains Worcester pattern number 298 in purple written on the reverse.

    Condition: Excellent with one dish having fine, thin, half inch open flat line on the bottom which does not go through. See the last image.

  • 12 Antique Worcester Porcelain Dessert Dishes Decorated Strawberries circa 1820

  • Pair of Worcester Marbled Plates with Flowers

  • Worcester Porcelain 18th Century Cups and Saucers in ‘Dalhousie’ Pattern

  • Worcester Porcelain Soup Tureen in Light Blue

  • Antique Porcelain Armorial Dish with an Eagle and Crest


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