~ Circa 1770 Royal Worcester Fancy Birds Teapot And Cover ~
The piece is in the fancy birds pattern on a white porcelain background. It differs significantly from the Chelsea or London style of bird painting, being in a more simplified form, used at this period. Whilst less vibrant, the meticulous execution means that these ‘Fancy Birds’ would have been just as expensive in their time. This style of about 1770 was to develop into a more detailed form after around 1775.
It is decorated on either side with a bird on a branch, puce scroll work on the spout and handle, with a floral knop and beetle to the lid.
The teapot was previously part of the American Zorensky family private collection, sold at Bonhams in the early 2000’s.
~ Condition ~
In overall excellent condition. The lid is original to the piece. There is but one small chip to the underside of the lid.
~ Dimensions ~
The teapot is 16 cm (6.25 inches) in height and 19 cm (7.5 inches) in length, from spout to handle.