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The reverse of the teapot bears a print of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia.  This is the rarest of the three engravings of him that Robert Hancock produced for porcelain decoration. The print is signed RH (for Robert Hancock) Worcester and an anchor (the rebus of Richard Holdship, who seems to have been responsible for transfer-printing at the Worcester factory).  In addition, half hidden in the scroll, R Hancock fecit Worcester is inscribed.


Shape Type: Breakfast & Tea Wares

Pattern Type: Commemorative, Heraldic and Historical Events

Date: c. 1758-1760


  • Height: 5.50 in (13.97 cm)

Maker: Worcester

Engraver: Robert Hancock

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This teapot is from a Worcester porcelain tea service made for the Marke family of Liskard.  The rococo shield is printed.  The enamel painter then added the crest and arms in red and gold and painted the motto PAR SIT FORTUNA LABORI in black on the ribbon.

This teapot was in the Hanley collection and was sold by Sotheby's in May 2014.  See Colin Hanley NCS Newsletter...