Today we are happy to offer for sale a wonderful antique Royal Worcester hand-painted porcelain ewer! Royal Worcester was established in 1751 and is believed to be the oldest or second oldest remaining English porcelain brand still in existence today. Part of the Portmeirion Group since 2009, Royal Worcester remains in the luxury tableware and giftware market. This beautiful antique ewer is crafted of bone-colored soft paster porcelain. The ewer features an antler-shaped handle and multi-level stepped neoclassical base with gilt detailing. The ewer features a beautiful hand-painted bird scene by Charles Baldwyn (1843-1913), who was a famous Royal Worcester artist. His great love was the local bird life. He would spend hours in the countryside with other members of the painters shop sketching birds in the wild and would buy or borrow captured birds to study. Charley quickly developed his own specialty, notably paintings of flying swans and birds in moonlit scenes. They became his trademark or signature pieces and during his employment with the Worcester factory, no other decorator was allowed to paint them. This ewer jug features a scene of a large and imposing raptor bird perched up on a leafed tree branch with a golden moon in the background. The painting is unsigned as prior to 1900 decorators were forbidden to sign their work but this is no doubt the work of Baldwyn given the high quality of the work and craftsmanship. Ewer presents beautifully and is in very excellent antique condition, with very minor display wear and patina commensurate with age. There is very minimal surface toning and loss to gilding. No chips or cracks. This is a wonderful opportunity to own a rare work of a art by one of the most respected porcelain decorators in England. Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 10″ in height, 7″ in depth, 4-3/8″ width
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