We are excited to present this Worcester bud vase in the “Rich Queens” pattern, another name for this pattern is the “Queen’s Best”, and our opinion, it is the best. The pattern is one of the finest examples of early 19th century English porcelain.
Made by Chamberlains Worcester, the hand painted vase is lavishly decorated with enamels of Imari colors: cobalt blue, iron red, and green. The gilding is superb!
The vase is decorated with panels which alternate between those with a cobalt ground and elaborate gilt, and those with a white ground showing a vibrant green garden with iron red chrysanthemums. We rarely see this pattern, and when we do it is usually on dishes. This is the first time we have seen this pattern on a bud vase. It is small in size, (6.5 inches) but makes a large impression. The pattern is wonderful! The form is wonderful! Together it is extraordinary.
On the bottom of the vase is the Chamberlains Worcester mark written in gilt.
Why we love it: the gilding, the colors, the artistry
6.5″ tall x 6″ across the handles
The painting and gilding of the Chamberlains Worcester factory met the highest standards of porcelain manufacturers during the period of the late 1700s and the early 1800s. It’s no surprise, then, that the factory enjoyed royal patronage as a result of its excellence. Robert Chamberlain and his son Humphrey were responsible for the decoration and gilding of the porcelains made in the original Worcester factory during the 1770s and 1780s. In 1793 they opened their own porcelain manufactory in Worcester: Chamberlains Worcester. By 1800, the Chamberlains Worcester factory was well established as a leading manufacturer of English porcelains.
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