A First Period Worcester James Giles decorated Porcelain Large Leaf-Shaped Dish, Circa 1770. This moulded overlapping leaf dish was decorated by the famous London ;painter, James Giles. ;The rim of the dish is gilded with a thin line and the centres of the large moulded leaves is painted in puce. ;The design of fruit and butterflies is characteristic of Giles''s workshop painting as discussed by Stephen Hanscombe in James Giles, China and Glass Painter 1718-80 (see the reference section below). Dimensions: 14 inches x 9 3/4 inches Reference: Worcester Porcelain 1751-1790, The Zorensky Collection, Simon Spero & John Sandon, page 187, #215 for a smaller version of the shape. James Giles, China and Glass Painter 1718-80, Stephen Hanscombe. See chapter 5 for photographic examples of characteristic painting mannerisms such as the upturned mushroom with the pleated underside and butterflies with unnaturally long thin wings and curiously folded ;legs overlapping antennae. ;See plate 40 for leaf dish with similar fruit and butterflies.
Antique Porcelain & Pottery