1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set

Exquisite set of three compotes or footed bowls in two sizes with uneven, scalloped rim seashell bowls and. Entwined dolphins creating the stem and the foot. Turquoise on a white ground with gilded scales and highlights, the two smaller pieces are marked with the Royal Worcester mark with an N beneath. The larger piece has the mark impressed into the foot, but enamel from an old repair covers the original under glaze Royal Worcester mark. The tallest piece is 6-1/2 inches tall x 6-inches wide across the bowl. The smaller compotes are 4-3/4 inches x 4-5/8 inches across the bowl. Condition is very good antique on the two smaller pieces with only very minor fleabites. The tallest footed bowl has some professional repairs some time ago. The dolphin foot of the center compote, the tallest piece, was separated from the bowl at some point. A thin rod has been run through the foot and secures the bowl. You see a small metal plate, a tiny bit smaller than a quarter, in the bowls bottom center. Underneath the foot, you see a screw and nut covered with a dark butter cream colored enamel. Because the rims of the bowls mimic seashells they are scalloped and uneven in width and size, very natural design. There are a couple of tiny chigger bits here and there, but all but four have been repaired and re-gilded. The tallest piece has two of the jagged rim teeth ground a bit more to be even and re-gilded, see photos. And one wide, jagged tooth repaired and re-gilded. All repairs are well done. The inside of each bowl is milk white with some discoloration or light shading in each. Again, it is the tallest piece that has the most discoloration due to the repair. All of this is shown in good, close up photos. An extraordinary set when it was made, now even more rare to still be together in excellent, if repaired, condition. Cant even imagine how these rims survived the original making, much less another 139 years. CONSIDER PHOTOS FOR COMPLETE VISUAL DESCRIPTION. We make every effort to accurately describe each item listed. Like you, we are only human and make mistakes, hopefully, not too many. And remember, most of the items you see are antiques, or vintage. Hence, have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We work hard to provide the best customer service we can. As a matter of customer service we do not post feedback until it has been posted for us. This gives us the opportunity to correct or adjust any issues that may arise. We will determine if the condition is the same. International buyers need to be aware of the import or custom laws for their own country. If there is a ban on a particular type in your country, of course, the deal cannot be consummated. You are the best judge of what is important to you, we will do all we can to answer questions as quickly and as thoroughly as possible. Thank you for looking. The item “1878 Royal Worcester Porcelain 3-pc Seashell & Dolphin Foot Compote Set” is in sale since Wednesday, July 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Royal Worcester”. The seller is “shellseekersgallery” and is located in Reno, Nevada. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, China, Japan, Australia.
  • Color: White
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Style: Rococo
  • Brand: Worcester