Dating remued pottery

Aryton worked for Royal Worcester for 50 years staring at the age of 15.Two vases from Royal Worcester’s famed hand painted fruit series – each a unique work of art.

The hand written pattern number 4496 and H appear on all pieces and the impressed crown and circle mark with large capital letters “WORCESTER” below are distinguishable on five pieces.All pieces are hand painted and decorated – the rims with a predominantly turquoise & gilt geometric pattern and the centres with a single flower species or different flowers in a bouquet.At the exhibition Queen Victoria purchased some Parian porcelain pieces including one of this group.Both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were enthusiastic collectors of Parian wares.This group, showing the Scottish poet Robert Burns with his beloved Mary Campbell, is modelled from a painting by Thomas Faed in Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow.

It was first produced in 1851 and shown at the Dublin Exhibition in 1853.

Ishiguro means an artist from “the floating world” as Japan was known during the EDO period.

This colourful, sculptural and three dimensional pottery, partly covered with thick runny glaze, was made for export to the West at the Sumida (river) Gawa (pottery) located where the river runs through the Asakusa district of Tokyo. Bearing the applied tile mark for potter Ishiguru Koko working in the late Meiji / Taisho period circa 1890 / pre 1920.

For sale are four low tazzas and nine dessert plates all of 9 inches (or 22.8cm) diameter.

There is some wear to the gilt rims and slight discolorations as would be expected after 140 years.

This example shows some fading and has discoloured to the garish yellow but there is very little peeling considering its age. Wade Ceramics England art deco figurine of Pavlova designed in the 1930s by Jessie Van Hallen(1902-1983).