Written by Franklin Browns on 10th October 2016.
As Art Nouveau continues to be one of the most popular collecting fields in the world of Antiques & Collectables the demand for good examples grows. For some collectors Royal Worcester stands head and shoulders above all others, being a much loved British treasure and indeed a Royal favourite. By 1890 the company had gone from strength to strength and they had no trouble in their interpretation of the new style known as Art Nouveau. They introduced a new range of decorative items which were to become known as Blush Ivory. These stylish new wares were indicative of the future and represented a break with the past and were readily available to buy from the fancy Department Stores of the day, a past time which the British public took to their hearts!
In line with the Art Nouveau style these Parian wares came in a range of naturalistic and fluid forms. The bodies were glazed and painted with muted shages of soft apricot, sage and coral and were decorated with sprays of wild flowers, grasses and insects. All finished off with the most expensive of gilding. The shimmering result was a rendition in porcelain of nature at its most beautiful.
We are extremely fortunate to include a number of Royal Worcester Blush Ivory vases in our forthcoming sale. Patterns comprise thistles and flowers across a range of shape numbers to include 1893, 1398 & 2010 etc., so why not dip into the online catalogue and see if you can work out who painted these beauties!