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Pair of First Period Worcester "Brocade" Pattern Dishes
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Katonah, NY
Known as the "Brocade" pattern, the design on these exquisite eighteenth-century dishes is complicated yet delicate. The inspiration for this pattern comes from seventeenth-century ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Porcelain

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Porcelain

First Period Worcester Porcelain Fable Plate, Lord Henry Thynne Pattern
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
First period Worcester porcelain fable plate, Lord Henry Thynne Pattern, Painting in Jefferyes Hamett O'Neale style, circa 1775. The First Period Worcester porcelain scalloped ...
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Antique 1770s English Georgian Porcelain

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Porcelain

Dr. Wall Worcester Oval Porcelain Dish
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Wilson, NC
Dr. Wall Worcester oval porcelain dish, the navy blue and gilt border with shaped edge, the center with a bouquet of flowers.
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Antique 1770s English Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

  • Dr. Wall Worcester Oval Porcelain Dish
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H 1.88 in. W 10.38 in. D 7.25 in.
Dr. Wall Worcester Hop Trellis Pattern Heart Shaped Dish, England, circa 1760
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Katonah, NY
This 18th century heart-shaped dish was made in the Dr. Wall, First Period of Worcester Porcelain. It would be a wonderful dish to place by the front door of any home. Its lively bea...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Porcelain

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Porcelain

First Period Dr. Wall Worcester Milk Jug in Chinese Family Pattern, Circa 1770
By Dr. John Wall 1
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a rare and delightful English, first period or Dr Wall Worcester sparrow beak milk jug with a loop handle, made of porcelain dating to the 18th century, circa 1770. This Wor...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Porcelain

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Porcelain

First Period Dr. Wall Worcester porcelain Blue Bowl in Fisherman Ptn, Circa 1775
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
A good 18th century, First period ( Dr. Wall), Worcester porcelain bowl, printed in cobalt blue with the "Fisherman" pattern and with a painters mark to the base, circa 1775. The ...
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Antique 18th Century British George III Decorative Bowls

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Porcelain

Dr. Wall Period Worcester Porcelain Blue and White Basket
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Atlanta, GA
Dr. Wall period Worcester porcelain blue and white basket, England, 18th century, of oval form with scalloped rim and pierced basket weave sides and twisted twig handles, the exterio...
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Antique 18th Century English Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of First Period Dr. Wall Worcester "Pine Cone" Baskets
By Royal Worcester
Located in New York, NY
Each with trellis-work side raised floral rosettes and braided handles. The interior decorated with pine cones and floral sprays. Bearing Worcester crescent mark to underside. Pro...
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Antique 1770s British George III Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of First Period Dr. Wall Worcester "Pine Cone" Dessert Plates
By Royal Worcester
Located in New York, NY
Each with scalloped rim decorated with Rococo style diaper work with reserve centered by pine cones and floral sprays. Bearing Worcester crescent mark on underside.   
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Antique 1770s British George III Porcelain

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Porcelain

Worcester Early Dr Wall Period Pine Cone Porcelain Plate, circa 1760
By Royal Worcester
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A fine antique Worcester early large Dr Wall period blue and white pine cone pattern plate dating from circa 1760. The rounded plate has a raised shaped rim and decorated with pine c...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George II Porcelain

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Porcelain

First Period Doctor Wall Worcester Porcelain Sparrow Beak Jug, English Ca 1770
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a fine and early porcelain Worcester sparrow-beak milk jug, hand painted in the French style and made in Worcester's First, Doctor Wall period, circa 1770-1780. The jug is m...
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Antique 18th Century English George III Ceramics

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Porcelain

Dessert Dish, Worcester, circa 1770
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
A dessert dish, in the shape of a shell, and decorated in the Sevres manner.
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

18th Century English Worcester Bowl
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Delft, NL
18th century English Worcester bowl Royal Worcester was established in 1751 by John Wall, this bowl is made during so called the Dr. Wall period The bowl is marked on the bottom...
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Antique 18th Century British Porcelain

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Porcelain

Polychrome Mug Tea Ceremony, Worcester, circa 1754
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
Scratch cross type mug, decorated with the tea ceremony pattern. Incised line to base near handle.
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Chinoiserie Porcelain

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Porcelain

Garniture, Jabberwocky Pattern, Worcester, circa 1765
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
An assembled set of three vases in the scarce Jabberwocky pattern, on a scale blue background.
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Chinoiserie Porcelain

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Porcelain

Large Tankard, Worcester, circa 1770, Later Decorated
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
A fine, large 18th century tankard, redecorated in the 19th century with a scene of hare coursing.
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

King of Prussia Mug, Worcester, circa 1757
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
A small, excellent early mug, of the slightly flared shape. Decorated with Frederick the great, to commemorate his victories in Europe, fought as an ally of England.
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Commemorative Jug: George II. Worcester, circa 1759
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
An unusual print, sometimes seen on mugs; exceptionally rare to find it on a jug. King George II died in 1760, and so any Worcester commemoratives of him are scarce. The print commem...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Spoon Tray, Hancock's Ruins, Worcester, circa 1765
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
Of elongated hexagonal form, decorated with classical ruins, after Hancock.
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Sauce Boat, Landscape Pattern, Worcester, circa 1756
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
A two-handled sauce boat, decorated with the aptly-named ‘Sauceboat Landscape’ pattern.   
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Vase, Polychrome "Telephone Box" Pattern, Worcester, circa 1770
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
A baluster shape vase decorated the with polychrome version of ‘Telephone Box’, one of the few patterns produced in colour and under-glaze blue. Provenance: Collister Collection, ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Sauce Boat, Double-Handled, Worcester, circa 1756
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
A double-handled sauce boat, moulded with leaves and shells, probably after a silver example. A delightful example of restrained rococo design.
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Sauce Boat, Fringed Tree Pattern, Worcester, circa 1755
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
An unusual shape with an uncommon painted pattern: Fringed Tree. The combination is scarce. Workman’s mark.  
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Chinoiserie Porcelain

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Porcelain

First Period Worcester Polychrome Porcelain Tankard, circa 1768
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
First Period Worcester polychrome porcelain tankard decorated with the milking scene (No.1) and rural lovers on the reverse, circa 1768 (VM98322A) The cylindrical First period W...
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Antique 1760s English Georgian Porcelain

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Porcelain

Tea Canister, Hop Trellis Pattern, Worcester, circa 1780
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
In soft paste porcelain, French shape, decorated with a variation of the scarce and popular Hops and Trellis pattern. Prov. Lady Humphries collection.      
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

First Period Worcester Porcelain Polychrome Double Leaf Dish
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
The rare large First Period Worcester porcelain dish is painted with fruit on a moulded body of overlapping leaves with the rim of the dish gilded with a thin line and the centres of...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

Cabbage Dish, "The Magician" Pattern, Worcester, circa 1758
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
An early dish in the form of two cabbage leaves, with the polychrome decoration known as ‘The Magician’.
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Chinoiserie Porcelain

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Porcelain

Worcester Heart-Shape Serving Dish, Turquoise and Gilt with Flowers, circa 1770
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Geelong, Victoria
Dr Wall Worcester serving dish of heart shape, decorated with two bands of ‘sky blue’ borders with gilt scallops and pendants, around a central colourful flower group. Unmarked, ci...
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Antique 1770s English Georgian Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

First Period Worcester Porcelain Rococo Botanical Blue-Scale Dish
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
The First Period Worcester porcelain botanical kidney-shaped dish has a blue-scale ground with four large shaped panels and four smaller vase-shaped panels on the rim, all finely pai...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Rococo Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

Worcester Porcelain Sauceboat, Made in England, 18th Century
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Katonah, NY
This sauceboat is beautifully shaped and hand-painted with a light green lettuce leaf pattern on its rim, small painted butterflies, sprigs of flowers, and a stock handle. The sauce...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Worcester Porcelain Sauceboat, Made in England, 18th Century
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Katonah, NY
Some of the most exquisite English porcelain ever made was manufactured in the 18th century by a factory in Worcester founded by a group of investors, including Dr. John Wall. In the...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Worcester Porcelain ‘Hop Trellis’ Teabowl and Saucer, circa 1770
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
A fine Worcester porcelain teabowl and saucer, circa 1770. Both fluted items, beautifully decorated in Sèvres style, with continuous bands of berries growing on vine, suspended from ...
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Antique 1770s English Georgian Porcelain

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Porcelain

Worcester Porcelain Chocolate Cup and Saucer, ‘Spotted Fruit’ Painter
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
A Fine Worcester porcelain chocolate cup and saucer, circa 1770. The moulded cup having twin branch handles, with gilded leaf terminals. Beautifully and delicately painted with studi...
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Antique 1770s English George III Ceramics

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Ceramic

Blind Earl Dish, "Pu Tai" Pattern, Worcester, circa 1760
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
A leaf-shaped dish, with the stalk acting as the handle. Decorated with the pattern Pu Tai, or laughing Buddha.
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Chinoiserie Porcelain

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Porcelain

Worcester Pierced Porcelain Basket, Blue Scale Japanese Kakiemon, circa 1765
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in London, GB
This is a rare and beautiful porcelain basket made by Worcester circa 1765 in their 1st or "Dr Wall" period. These baskets were used for dinners or desserts to serve fruit or bread. ...
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Antique 1760s English George III Decorative Baskets

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Porcelain

Worcester Porcelain Chocolate Cup, Blue Scale Japanese Kakiemon, 18th Century
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in London, GB
This is a rare and beautiful chocolate cup with a lid made by Worcester circa 1775 in their First or the "Dr Wall" period. Worcester was one of the first potteries in Britain to c...
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Antique 1770s English George III Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Worcester Cos-Lettuce Leaf Shaped Sauce Boat, Polychrome Flower Groups
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Geelong, Victoria
Worcester cos-lettuce leaf shaped sauce boat, well moulded and sparsely decorated with colourful flowers, the curled twig handle and 'fruits' picked out in brown, pink and yellow, c...
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Antique 1750s English Rococo Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Worcester Porcelain Dish, Blue on White Pine Cone Pattern, circa 1770
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in London, GB
This is a rare dish made by Worcester around 1770 in their 1st or "Dr Wall" period. It was originally a stand for a chestnut basket but it serves beautifully in its own right. Wor...
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Antique 1770s English George III Porcelain

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Porcelain

First Period Worcester Porcelain Mazarine Blue-Ground Botanical Sauce Tureen
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
First period Worcester porcelain mazarine blue-ground botanical sauce tureen cover & stand, circa 1765-1775. The oval tureen, cover and stand with mazarine blue ground highli...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Soup Tureens

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Porcelain

First Period Worcester Porcelain Coffee Can and Saucer, circa 1772-1775
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
First Period Worcester porcelain coffee can and saucer, circa 1772-1775 The fluted Worcester porcelain coffee can and saucer are finely painted with a central reserve with a land...
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Antique 1770s Georgian Porcelain

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Porcelain

First Period Worcester Porcelain Large Pair of Openwork Fruit Baskets circa 1770
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
First period worcester porcelain large pair of openwork fruit baskets, Printed pine cone pattern, circa 1770-1775. The large reticulated baskets are decorated with the printed u...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Serving Bowls

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Porcelain

Worcester Orphaned Porcelain Coffee Cup, Hop and Trellis, Georgian, circa 1775
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in London, GB
This is a rare and beautiful coffee cup made by Worcester circa 1775 in their first or the "Dr Wall" period. The cup is decorated in the "hope and trellis" pattern, which is one of t...
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Antique 1770s English George III Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Worcester Porcelain Coffee Cup, Queen Charlotte Pattern, George III, circa 1770
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful coffee cup and saucer made by Worcester circa 1770 in their First or the "Dr Wall" period. Worcester was one of the first potteries in Britain to create items ...
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Antique 1770s English George III Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Porcelain First Period Worcester Underglaze Blue Blind Earl Leaf Sweetmeat Dish
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
Antique English Porcelain First Period Worcester Underglaze Blue Blind Earl Leaf Sweetmeat Dish, circa 1765-1775. The 18th century shaped First Period Worcester Blind Earl patte...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian More Dining and Entertaining

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Porcelain

Coffee Cup and Saucer Laughing Buddha, or Pu Tai. Worcester, circa 1762
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
Bell-shaped coffee cup with wish-bone handle, and saucer, decorated with the Put Tai or Laughing Buddha pattern. This class of decoration on Worcester is like to have been perform...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Chinoiserie Porcelain

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Porcelain

Tea Canister, Exotic Birds on a Blue Scale Background, Worcester, circa 1770
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
A small oviform tea canister, decorated with a scale blue ground and exotic birds and insects to the reserves. Prov: Albert Amor Ltd.
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Worcester Porcelain Teacup, Blue Scale Japanese Kakiemon, 1st Period circa 1765
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in London, GB
This is a rare and beautiful teacup and saucer made by Worcester circa 1765 in their First or the "Dr Wall" period. The set is decorated in the famous "blue scale" ground with very f...
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Antique 1760s English George III Tea Sets

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Porcelain

First Period Worcester Pair of Porcelain Basket Leaf Dishes, circa 1758-1760
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
First period Worcester pair of porcelain basket weave leaf dishes, circa 1758-1760. The first period Worcester porcelain dishes with moulded strawberry leaf and stem handles, th...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Porcelain

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Porcelain

18th Century First Period Worcester Porcelain Blue Scale Botanical Sauce Tureens
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
First period Worcester porcelain Mazarine blue scale botanical sauce tureens covers and stands, circa 1765-1775. The outstanding botanical oval sauce tureens, covers and stands wi...
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Antique 1770s English Georgian Soup Tureens

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Porcelain

First Period Worcester Porcelain Rare Large Leaf & Flower Dish, circa 1762-1765
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
First period Worcester porcelain rare large leaf and flower dish, circa 1762-1765. The large dish with moulded green overlapping leaves with puce veins with a central raised roun...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Antique English 18th Century Rare First Period Worcester Porcelain Saucer Dish
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Charleston, SC
Exceedingly rare and fine antique English First Period Worcester Porcelain Saucer dish with exceptionally rare under-glaze workmen's Worcester mark. A/F chip on rim (and priced a...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

First Period Worcester Dry Blue Enamel Large Dish or Platter, circa 1768-1970
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Downingtown, PA
First Period Worcester dry blue enamel large dish or platter, (Dr. Wall), circa 1768-1970. The large First Period Worcester porcelain dish with canted corners is painted with fl...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Porcelain

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Porcelain

Dessert Dish, James Giles, Worcester, circa 1765
By James Giles, 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
A large, lobed dessert dish, decorated in London, probably at the James Giles studio. Provenance: Stockspring Antiques, London.
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

  • Dessert Dish, James Giles, Worcester, circa 1765
  • Dessert Dish, James Giles, Worcester, circa 1765
  • Dessert Dish, James Giles, Worcester, circa 1765
  • Dessert Dish, James Giles, Worcester, circa 1765
H 1.75 in. W 6.75 in. D 9.45 in.
Armorial Tea Cup and Saucer from the Ludlow Service, Bristol, circa 1777
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
A Rococo cup and saucer, elaborately decorated with the arms of Ludlow, for Daniel Ludlow of Campden.
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Rococo Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Tea Canister, Dalhousie Pattern, circa 1765
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Melbourne, AU
A ribbed tea canister, decorated with the Earl Dalhousie pattern, the landscape panel showing a cottage by the river.
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Dr. Wall Worcester Porcelain Mosaic Pattern Sauce Tureen and Stand Made
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Katonah, NY
We are proud to offer this beautiful 18th century Mosaic pattern Worcester sauce tureen, cover, and stand. Made in the First Period of Worcester Porcelain, circa 1765, it is hand pai...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Porcelain

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Porcelain

One of a Pair Dr. Wall Worcester First Period Dishes in the "Fan" Pattern
By Dr. John Wall 1
Located in Katonah, NY
A pair of 18th century Dr. Wall Worcester, soft-paste porcelain dishes, decorated in the Imari style with the "Old Japan Fan" pattern. Decorated in underglaze blue, and overglaze red...
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Antique 1760s English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

3 Dr. Wall Worcester Blue and White Porcelain Mugs
By Royal Worcester
Located in Katonah, NY
These 3 mugs are part of our collection of Dr. Wall Worcester Blue and White 18th century porcelain. The mugs can be purchased individually. Dr. John Wall, a physician, developed a ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

A First Period Dr. Wall Worcester "Brocade" Pattern Dish
By Royal Worcester
Located in Katonah, NY
This exquisite eighteenth century dish draws its inspiration from Japanese designs. Of lobed form, richly decorated in the "Brocade" pattern, the design includes dragons, flowering p...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Ceramics

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Porcelain

A Set of 6 Blue and White Dr. Wall Worcester Plates
By Royal Worcester
Located in Katonah, NY
A group of lobed Blue and White 1st period Worcester dessert plates in the "Pinecone" pattern with the Worcester crescent mark
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

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Dr Wall Worcester For Sale on 1stDibs

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Finding the Right Dining Entertaining for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine. Just like the people who sit around your table, your serveware has its own stories and will help you create new memories with your friends and loved ones. From ceramic pottery to glass vases, set your table with serving pieces that add even more personality, color and texture to your dining experience.

Invite serveware from around the world to join your table settings. For special occasions, dress up your plates with a striking Imari charger from 19th-century Japan or incorporate Richard Ginori’s Italian porcelain plates into your dining experience. Celebrate the English ritual of afternoon tea with a Japanese tea set and an antique Victorian kettle. No matter how big or small your dining area is, there is room for the stories of many cultures and varied histories, and there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz to your meals.

Add different textures and colors to your table with dinner plates and pitchers of ceramic and silver or a porcelain lidded tureen, a serving dish with side handles that is often used for soups. Although porcelain and ceramic are both made in a kiln, porcelain is made with more refined clay and is more durable than ceramic because it is denser. The latter is ideal for statement pieces — your tall mid-century modern ceramic vase is a guaranteed conversation starter. And while your earthenware or stoneware is maybe better suited to everyday lunches as opposed to the fine bone china you’ve reserved for a holiday meal, handcrafted studio pottery coffee mugs can still be a rich expression of your personal style.

“My motto is ‘Have fun with it,’” says author and celebrated hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran. “It’s yin and yang, high and low, Crate & Barrel with Christofle silver. I like to mix it up — sometimes in the dining room, sometimes on the kitchen banquette, sometimes in the loggia. It transports your guests and makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

Introduce elegance at supper with silver, such as a platter from celebrated Massachusetts silversmith manufacturer Reed and Barton or a regal copper-finish flatware set designed by International Silver Company, another New England company that was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898. By then, Meriden had already earned the nickname “Silver City” for its position as a major hub of silver manufacturing.

At the bar, try a vintage wine cooler to keep bottles cool before serving or an Art Deco decanter and whiskey set for after-dinner drinks — there are many possibilities and no wrong answers for tableware, barware and serveware. Explore an expansive collection of antique and vintage glass, ceramics and serveware today on 1stDibs.