Four First Period Worcester Porcelain Blue and White Mugs, England, 18th century, each cylindrical, one with perched parrot above an abundance of fruit, ht. 5 1/2; one with floral bouquets to either side, ht. 4 1/2; one with Oriental landscape to one side and a fenced garden to the reverse, ht. 3 1/2; and one with floral sprays and butterfly, ht. 3 1/4 in.; shaded crescent marks.
Provenance: Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum; sold to benefit the acquisition fund.
Parrot: Light age typical glaze abrasions to the surface.
Bouquet: Handle restored.
Oriental landscape: Restored hairline running top to bottom and under base.
Floral spray: Repair to angular hairline running top to bottom; footrim chip repair.
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