A Worcester Cylindrical Mug "King of Prussia" c.1757-78


A Worcester Cylindrical Mug (tankard) "King of Prussia"* c.1757-78, transfer printed in black by Robert Hancock, commemorating Frederick the Great, dated 1757. Dimensions: 12cm high. Marks: "RH" monogram for Hancock and anchor for Richard Holdship. Condition: a hairline crack.

* The subject was taken from Richard Houston's engraving after a painting by Antoine Pesne.

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Worcester Porcelain Marks


Painters marks on early wares, painted in underglaze blue, c.1751-65.


Painted square mark 1755-75.


Mock Chinese signs (disguised numerical marks), printed in underglaze blue, c.1775-90.


Crescent marks, printed or painted in underglaze blue, in gilt decorated outside the factory, c.1755-90.


Mock "Dresden" and Sevres painted marks, c.1760-70. The Crossed Swards occur with or without numerals.


Impressed or moulded mark on baskets and vases. c.1760-1769.


Mock Oriental marks, painted in underglaze blue, c. 1753-65.


Painted marks in underglaze blue, c.1755-70. Several variations occur.


Signature marks on printed wares.The initials R.H. relate to the engraver Robert Hancock, the anchor is the rebus of Richard Holdship.


Painted anchor mark by independent decorators such as Giles, c.1760.


Painted mark in blue, c.1783-8.


Incised marks in various forms, c.1792-1807.


Standard impressed mark c.1807-13.


"Kerr & Binns" standart printed or impressed mark c.1852-62.


Printed shield mark, c.1854-62.


Rare "Kerr & Binns" printed mark 1856-62.


Royal Worcester printed mark, c.1876-91.