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Worcester Coffee Cup and Saucer

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Dates Circa 1765
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description A rare Worcester coffee cup and saucer, painted with the so called 'Pu-Tai' pattern, comprising a Buddha-like figure seated by a large rock with two attendants nearby, one holding a ball, the other seated with a long lotus flower, the borders with red and gold arrowheads.

Pu-Tai Ho-Shang was a Buddhist monk, usually represented as a porcelain figure or as a depiction painted on porcelain. He lived in the Tang dynasty and symbolised Buddha of the future or the god of luck.

6cm High (Cup)

11.5cm Dia. (Saucer)

Provenance: Steppes Hill Farm
Condition Sprung handle (in the manufactory)