A rare Worcester coffee cup with a slightly flaring rim, a grooved loop handle, and incurving toward the base. Painted in the famille verte palette and displaying chrysanthemums growing from a large triangular rock in a landscape which also features other flowers. This wonderful piece has a panelled green diaper border and a red flower sprig on the inside base.
An identical cup sold as lot 586, Watney II, Bonham's 5/10/2000 for 4500 pounds ($6893) including premium. As far as has been determined these are the only two examples of the form and pattern.
The condition is excellent, with fine potting, great color depth, and with no restoration, flaws or problems. The height is 2 3/8" with a 2 1/8" diameter.