Kicking off the collection is two interpretations of the Oriental style by the Worcester factory. The first is a colourful Japanese style chocolate cup and saucer, c1765, which was coined by Victorian collectors as the 'Jabberwocky' pattern owing to the likeness of the red dragon to the character from Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking Glass.'


The second from the Worcester selection is a fine 'pencilled' teabowl and saucer, c1757, which is decorated with a 'pencil.' For this technique, which was unique to Worcester, a very fine pointed brush was used to imitate the Chinese export style.

HR 470

The collection of portrait miniatures and silhouettes in the sale span from the 18th to the 20th century. Included will be an unusual wax bust, which is thought to depict the Duke of Wellington, created by Peter (II) Rouw.

HR Lot 261

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