Dr. Wall Worcester Hop Trellis Pattern Heart Shaped Dish, England, circa 1760
This 18th century heart-shaped dish was made in the Dr. Wall, First Period of Worcester Porcelain. It would be a wonderful dish to place by the front door of any home. Its lively beauty would be a lovely way to greet every person coming through the front door. The dish is hand painted in the magnificent ‘Hop Trellis’ pattern. The center is painted with hops leaves, and berries. Around the center is an inner border with an exquisite turquoise scale ground, and around that are panels with hops berried foliage and trellis-work. The outer border has a deep blue ground with gilt details. The Worcester porcelain is soft-paste, dating it to circa 1760. On the reverse of the dish is the Worcester “W” mark used during 1755-1770.
Reference: An example of this pattern on a coffee cup and saucer is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) in London. Museum number: C.397 to B-1935A, which states: “A Worcester First (Dr. Wall) Period Porcelain ‘Hop Trellis’ Pattern …”
Dimensions: 10.5″ long x 7.5″ wide x 1.25″ height