A Worcester porcelain vase SOLD

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of baluster form with a wide trumpet shaped neck, painted with ‘The Mobbing Birds with Owl’ pattern, with a long-eared owl perched on a branch, flanked by two other birds and flocks of birds in the sky above a grassy ground, the reverse with a formal bouquet of roses and bluebells and scattered sprigs.
Ht. 4.7 inches

There were many Worcester artists responsible for the ‘Mobbing Birds’ design. In an article in Connoisseur in 1963, Hugh Tait suggested the design was based on a combination of bird drawings by C Fenn, including some engraved by Robert Hancock. It seems that Worcester copied Chelsea, and the pattern and shapes derive ultimately from Meissen.

Stock number: 10696