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Worcester Coffee Cup

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Dates Circa 1770
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description A fine first period Worcester coffee cup, painted at the atelier of James Giles with a Mandarin style pattern of Chinese figures in various pursuits, with reserves around the handle painted in puce monochrome of a waterscape and a sampan, with smaller oval reserves around the top and bottom of the handle painted with black spiky leaves, all on a ground of ornate gilt scrolls.

6.5cm High
Literature The Stephen Hanscombe Porcelain Collection - James Giles and his Contemporary Decorators, see Illustrations 86, 87 and 88 for the same Mandarin style pattern.