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England , circa 1770

An extremely rare First Period Worcester coffee cup and saucer with chrysanthemums from the James Giles atelier. Painted in green monochrome and gilding with flowering chrysanthemums outlined in black.

The period from the Worcester factory’s foundation in 1751 to 1783, when it was acquired by Thomas Flight, is known as the First Period or the Dr Wall period after one of the original partners, Dr John Wall.

Comparative Literature
G. Coke, In Search of James Giles, Kent 1983, p. 198, fig. b.

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