English Creamware Pottery Basket, Attributed to Melbourne, James Giles Decoration, Circa 1775.
The fine Melbourne creamware oval basket has a scalloped rim with alternating panels of pierced and mosaic gilt decoration, the well with a gilded fancy bird between trees, decorated in the atelier of James Giles.
Dimensions: 3 inches high x 9 3/4 inches wide x 6 3/4 inches deep
Reference: Creamware, Donald Towner, page 111, pl. 508 for a similar plate wth similar decoration.
James Giles: China and glass Painter (1718-80), Stephen Hanscombe, Page 99 for a colour plate of a plate from this service and pages 128-129, #129 for a different creamware plate from the same service with the attribution made on basis of the mosaic panels and the shape of the leaves in the groundwork. The plate now in The Museum of Worcester Porcelain
Melbourne is a former market town and civil parish in South Derbyshire, England.
|Dealer||Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.|
|Artist/Maker||Attributed to Melbourne, James Giles Decoration|
|Measurements||3 inches high x 9 3/4 inches wide x 6 3/4 inches deep|
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|Contact||Paul Vandekar, 212-308-2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org|