An attractive Worcester tea canister of ovoid vase shape on a circular raised spreading foot, decorated with the 'bat' or 'vase' pattern, c1780.


The 'Bat' or 'Vase' as it is known, comprises a large vase of flowers with a bat like creature flying above it together with a similar creature flying to the left of it. A table has a basket of fruit upon it stands to the right of the main flower vase and has an open fret work fence running across the design.

The decoration of the canister is a blue print that is very pretty emulating the Chinese decoration so popular at this period of the eighteenth century. The detail in the print is delightful, including the charming bat like creatures, the fruit and flowers.

The underside of the tea canister is marked with a Worcester disguised Chinese numeral mark, in this instant a disguised '4'. Such marks were used at the Worcester factory c1775-90. This delightful ovoid shaped canister dates from c1780.

There is a Chinese type border around the circular neck of the tea canister. Originally, this tea canister would have had a china cover that would have fitted over the raised neck - this sadly now missing.

 

 

A beautiful Worcester 'Bat' or 'Vase' pattern Tea canister, ovoid shaped body, disguised Chinese numeral mark of a '4', c1780

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Size and Weight: (values are approximate)

  • 5" (128mm) in height.
  • 3½" (88mm) approximate maximum diameter of the body.
  • 2¼" (58mm) diameter of the foot rim
  • 7¾oz (220gms) in weight.

Marks:

The underside of the tea canister is marked with a Worcester disguised Chinese numeral mark, in this instant a disguised '4'. Such marks were used at the Worcester factory c1775-90. This delightful ovoid shaped canister dates from c1780.

 

Condition:

This rare and beautiful tea canister is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks repairs or restoration. What may appear as a very minute chip on the rim of the neck and slight crack, is in fact a tiny chip that is glazed over, so was there as part of the canister's manufacture and is insignificant and the crack is no more than a slight line with a little discolouration.

This is a rare and beautiful Worcester tea canister decorated with the charming 'bat' or 'vase' pattern. A very fine canister for the connoisseur collector of early Worcester porcelain from the Eighteenth century.

Description
Description Tea Cannister
Year of Manufacture c1780
Pattern Bat (or Vase) Pattern
Condition (See main description for full details and pictures) This rare and beautiful tea canister is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks repairs or restoration. What may appear as a very minute chip on the rim of the neck and slight crack, is in fact a tiny chip that is glazed over, so was there as part of the canister's manufacture and is insignificant; the crack is no more than a slight line with a little discolouration. This is a rare and beautiful Worcester tea canister decorated with the charming 'bat' or 'vase' pattern. A very fine canister for the connoisseur collector of early Worcester porcelain from the Eighteenth century.

Worcester 'Bat' pattern Tea Canister, ovoid shaped body, disguised Chinese numeral mark of a '4', c1780

  • Brand: Worcester
  • Product Code: p0965
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £345.00


Tags: Worcester, Bat pattern, Tea Canister, ovoid, disguised Chinese numeral