Antique Worchester Porcelain dish Ca 1770 Robert Hancock print English
Condition Report: 1 line to rim and some ware. Size 117x22mm DiameterxHeight
An exquisite and nicely shaped Worcester dish from the 18th century with a transfer printed design by Robert Hancock. Decorated with a version of the ‘Tea Party’ print.
Robert Hancock (1731-1817) Engraver
Robert Hancock was born in Badsey, Worcestershire and was baptized there in St James’s Church on 7 April 1731 was baptised on 7 April 1731. In December of 1745 he was apprenticed to the Birmingham engraver, George Anderton, for a period of 7 years at the costly sum of £30, Anderson being charged a tax on the apprenticeship fee of 15 shillings payable on January 28, 1745/61, Hancock became an accomplished engraver and in 1756-57 he joined the Worcester Porcelain Company, where Josiah Holdship, one of the early partners, had been instrumental in developing printed decoration. It is said that the earliest over glaze prints, known as ‘smoky primitives were produced at Worcester in the early 1750s and by the mid-1750s underglaze blue printing had been perfected. With Hancock’s arrival the factory had access to one of the country’s finest ceramic engravers and their production of printed ware was brought to a high degree of perfection.
When the Worcester company was restructured in 1772, Hancock bought into the partnership for a short time but following disagreements he sold his shares in 1774 and ended his association with Worcester a short time afterwards.
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