A Royal Worcester japonaiserie vase and another similar example, 1882
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
A Royal Worcester japonaiserie vase and another similar example
Each moulded and pierced to similate a bamboo `tusk` vase, one with a lady turned from her kneeling suitor at her side, below a blossoming prunus, the other with a lady giving succor to a semi-naked beggar, below pine, the simulated bamboo ground decorated with panels of birds and flowers, the second vase incised Hadley, impressed and printed marks to both, shape R/612 to the first
15½ in. hig, 39.5 cm.
The painted and gilt example: a small chip to the edge of the bird’s tail, and slight rubbing to the gilding around the rim and feet, but overall of reasonable appearance. The plain example has a firing crack through the bird’s neck, but is otherwise in good order.
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