|18th/19th Century Porcelain|
According to John Sandon in The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain: 1751-1851(p.213) Worces...
According to John Sandon in The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain: 1751-1851(p.213) Worcester's complex "Kangxi Lotus" pattern is a "fairly exact" replica of a Chinese porcelain pattern. The dense design, upon examination, breaks into concentric rings of ornament around a relatively small central blossom. The first ring, a smooth circular band, contains a white on blue pattern resembling brocade. The next two rings take the form of lotus blossoms, each individual petal featuring one of two motifs that alternate around the petal rings. Finally, the outer ring of petal creates more compartments with the scalloped outer edge of the plate, and these contain yet more alternating motifs. (It is probably more confusing to read about the plate than to analyze it directly!)
The multiple components of the pattern give Worcester decorators the chance for a virtuoso display of contrasting patterns and tones of blue.
The reverse of the deep dessert plates feature floral sprays around the flange and a pseudo Chinese mark, with trailing ribbons, always employed with this pattern.
|Mark:||Pseudo Oriental Mark|
|Dimensions:||Diameter 6 1/4 in.|
In Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1790, The Zorensky Collection, Simon Spero and John Sandon no...
In Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1790, The Zorensky Collection, Simon Spero and John Sandon note a 1770's style shift in the Chinese porcelain exported to the west toward busy, densely detailed all-over patterns that filled more of the porcelain surface with blue painting (p. 468). The "Kangxi Lotus" pattern can be viewed as one product of Worcester's reaction to this trend in the competing Asian wares.
This pattern, identified with the alternate spelling "Hang Hsi Lotus" is illustrated in The Illustrated Guide to Worcester Porcelain by Henry Sandon, (1969; Fig. 101) and Godden's Guide to English Blue and White Porcelain, Geoffrey Godden, (2004; Plate 520, p.417)
|Price:||$ 595.00 each|