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An image of Tureen, cover and stand by Worcester
Alternate image of Tureen, cover and stand by Worcester

Worcester

(England 1751 – 2009)

Title
Tureen, cover and stand
Year
circa 1768-circa 1772
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

tureen and cover 15.9 x 26.6 x 19.3 cm; tureen, cover and stand 16.7 x 26.6 x 21.4 cm:

a - tureen; 8.8 x 26.6 x 19.3 cm

b - cover; 8 x 20.5 x 17.5 cm

c - stand; 4.4 x 26 x 21.4 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.155.a-c
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The underglaze scale blue ground was one of Worcester’s most successful inventions. The area designated for the ground was first washed over with dilute cobalt oxide. The scales were then applied in darker cobalt blue. The pattern helped overcome a tendency of the blue ground to cover unevenly.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 90 (colour illus.). cat.no. 111