A RARE ROYAL WORCESTER RETICULATED PORCELAIN EWER BY GEORGE OWEN 1913
the ovoid body elaborately pierced with honeycomb and zig-zag panels, on one side reserving a panel pierced and gilded with the conjoined initials CF, the other side with a similar panel with the date 1913, with a high handle with satyr mask terminal and gilded pearl edge, the lip and foot with pierced panels, incised G Owen. gilded factory mark, shape number 1944, gilded date '8/9/13.', numeral 61.
Height 7⅛ in.
In overall good condition and appearance. Very minor wear to gilding on pierced monogram medallion. Otherwise no damage noted.
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Phillips London, December 3, 1992, lot 389
The carved initials and date seen on the present ewer are exceptionally unusual. A further ewer of this form with traditional piercing was sold at Phillips London, March 1, 1989, lot 420.