Pair of Antique Worcester Porcelain Dishes First Period Worcester, 18th Century


A pair of first period Worcester Porcelain dishes decorated in the kakiemon palette mixing turquoise, green, and royal blue. The design shows chrysanthemum plants and branches of prunus blossoms. Completing the design are four cobalt blue panels each with an iron red chrysanthemum enhanced by gilded foliage.

This hand painted pattern known as the “Rich Queen’s” or “Queen’s Best” was highly collected when it was first made circa 1765, and is still highly prized today.

Mark: Worcester painted underglaze blue crescent

Period : George III

Color : Imari palette

Pattern : ‘Rich Queens Pattern’


8.5″ diameter




$1,800 for the pair


For an example of this pattern see: The Victoria and Albert Museum Ref: One of a set of two cup and saucers 414:638/ to C-1885 (Sch. I 534 to C).


These pieces were given to Lady Charlotte Schreiber by Mrs Ridge, Cheltenham, in September 1867.

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