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Collection

An image of Dish by Worcester

Worcester

(England 1751 – 2009)

Title
Dish
Year
circa 1768-circa 1772
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

3.5 x 19.0 cm diam

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.156
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The solid underglaze cobalt blue ground is known on Worcester as ‘wet blue’. Introduced in the mid 1760s it represented an attempt to emulate Chelsea’s ‘mazarine blue’. Because it was difficult to obtain an even solid colour, the scale blue pattern was often preferred.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 90 (colour illus.). cat.no. 112