C1770 Worcester James Giles Bleu Celeste Cup and Saucer - Sold Wednesday 12th October 2011 - For Sale
C1770 Worcester James Giles Bleu Celeste Cup and Saucer - Sold Wednesday 12th October 2011
An elegant C1770 cup and saucer decorated in the James Giles workshop. A vibrant bleu celeste ground highlighted with gilding. The cup has a fine intertwined loop handle finishing in delicate leaf terminals to the body. The colour, gilding quality and diminishing lines of gilded dots so characteristic of Giles work.
See Gerald Coke, In Search of James Giles, pl. 51(a) for a two-handled cup and saucer with the same decoration. Gerald Coke also observes that of the 26 pieces Illustrated in Rissik Marshall with the meissen mark only one cannot be assigned to Giles, the factory pieces with this mark are found to be on some Marchioness of Huntley pieces and a service painted by the 'spotted fruit painter' both of which have a green ground.
In fine condition, the cup with no wear and gilding perfect, saucer light wear to gilding to the centre. Both pieces have no chips, cracks or restoration. Typical Giles meisen style crossed swords with the number 9 between them. This mark would have been added at the Worcester factory before the blanks were delivered to Giles in London.
Sold Wednesday 12th October 2011
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