Royal Worcester – Vase – Dove, John Hopewell
Royal Worcester Porcelain Co. (England, 1862-1978; Royal Worcester Est 1751)
John Hopewell (England, act. 1852)
Robin & Dove Urn Vase, c.1867
gilt, jeweled, hand-painted, porcelain
6” high x 6” wide
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Notes: An English porcelain figural dove vase in glazed white parian with jewelled and gilt detailing, made at Royal Worcester Porcelain Co. (England, 1862-1978) circa 1867. Modeled as a figural dove with an urn attached to its back with a light blue ribbon. The back of the urn is finely hand-painted with a little robin sitting on a branch.
The painting draws from work accomplished by John Hopewell at the Worcester Binns & Kerr factory (England, 1852-1862). The finesse of the bird and foliage pay a closer attention to detailing than most later examples by or after John Hopewell (1880s), indicating the artist is either Hopewell himself/ a better artist than most / or the finesse matches the higher quality jewelled line of porcelain.
Markings: impressed on base of tail with 1st registration diamond, code letter “T” for 1867; also impressed is the standard round factory mark , 4 conjoined “w’s” circling a central no. 51 topped by a crown ; impressed on base of branch is a half moon, followed by “x”; hand-painted on base of other branch “166 / D”
Condition: Antique, Very Good
For Accuracy: the antique vase may show expected light sign of wear commensurate with age. The tail to one ribbon has been carefully conserved by a previous owner (see picture). As mentioned in the notes the painting is extremely fine and the figural presentation and jeweled detailing very attractive.
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