The Fancy Fox
The Fancy Fox is located in Hedenham, United Kingdom
Fine & Large Alcock Rococo Porcelain Ornithological Basket c.1845
REF: FA0951 / LA318123
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A fine quality rococo revival style large ornamental porcelain basket by Samuel Alcock, c.1840-45. Raised on an asymmetric scrolled shaped base, the upper level of which, and the interior of the basket decorated in a bright sky blue ground. In the centre of the basket framed in gilt bands is an ornithological study of a bird, a reed bunting, in a naturalistic setting, very finely painted against a landscape of river and marshes. The shaped rococo style rim has 6 moulded rosette shapes, edged in gold with a salmon ground, each with a central reserve painted with a pink rose abd separated with white and gold scrolls and arabesques to complete the rim. A large twig shaped split handle spans the basket again all edged and picked out in gilding with further gilt decoration to the blue ground and bae including the scrolled, shaped feet. Marked to the base with fractional pattern number "No 3/5175..".
It measures 16.5cm (6 1/2") high, 24cm (9 3/8") long and 18cm (7 1/8") wide.
The Fancy Fox has clarified that the Fine & Large Alcock Rococo Porcelain Ornithological Basket c.1845 (LA318123) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1840-45
Condition is very good: there are 2 hairlines across one side of the handle, one near the terminal and the other near enough invisible to the naked eye on the other branch. No other damage or restoration. Handling wear is minimal, a small mark to the blue enamel ground near the site of the hairline, but no discernible wear otherwise to the enamel grounds, the bird or the gilding.
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This Fine & Large Alcock Rococo Porcelain Ornithological Basket c.1845 is located in Hedenham, United Kingdom