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A fine Worcester tea cup and saucer

Provenance:
John Gough Collection

A fine Worcester tea cup and saucer, the cup with entwined handle with leaf terminals, brightly painted in coloured enamels in the London atelier of James Giles with a version of the Lady Mary Wortley Montagu pattern, with exotic birds in wooded landscapes, within tooled gilt flower and leaf scroll cartouches, and with smaller cartouches of flowers and insects, on a blue scale ground, gilt line rims, the interior of the cup painted with a flower spray, circa 1770, blue fret and crescent marks 



A fine Worcester tea cup and saucer