Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Victorian Royal Worcester Parian porcelain hand vase - "Mrs Hadley's Hand"

In China and Dinnerware > Royal Worcester China > Show & Tell.
Royal Worcester China2 of 57Mystery chinacan anyone help with this Royal Worcester plate
15
Love it
0
Like it

vintagelampvintagelamp loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
auraaura loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
WatchsearcherWatchsearcher loves this.
BHIFOSBHIFOS loves this.
BenBen loves this.
kivatinitzkivatinitz loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
clockermanclockerman loves this.
carmenisacatcarmenisacat loves this.
mcheconimcheconi loves this.
See 13 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 5 months ago

    IronLace
    (751 items)

    Okay...so I said no more hand vases...BUT how could I possibly pass on this one, the "mother" of all hand vases?
    I never, ever thought I'd get one of these - they're too far out of my budget & also rarely seen here. But thanks to the wonder that is a certain monthly antiques fair, newly resumed after a two - year hiatus, I was able to score this iconic piece of Victorian design for a very modest sum.
    The design was registered on October 28, 1864 by James Hadley, the form said to be modeled after his wife's hand.
    The hand holds a small amphora shaped vase.
    This example is made from Parian porcelain (unglazed) & measures 16 cm tall, 6.3 across the top rim, & 6.5 cm across the base.
    There is finely detailed hand painted decoration to the top rim & and a beaded bracelet around the wrist.
    Fully marked underneath & in perfect condition.

    logo
    Royal Worcester China
    See all
    Royal Worcester Essentials Nectar 16 Piece Dinnerware Set, Porcelain
    Royal Worcester Essentials Nectar 1...
    $79
    Royal Worcester Wrendale Designs 14oz Dandelion Mug (Mouse)
    Royal Worcester Wrendale Designs 14...
    $16
    Royal Worcester Wrendale Designs Coffee Mug - What a Hoot (Owl) 14oz
    Royal Worcester Wrendale Designs Co...
    $14
    Royal Worcester Wrendale Design Bedtime Kisses 14 Ounce Bone China Mug - Foxes
    Royal Worcester Wrendale Design Bed...
    $16
    logo
    Royal Worcester Essentials Nectar 16 Piece Dinnerware Set, Porcelain
    Royal Worcester Essentials Nectar 1...
    $79
    See all

    Comments

    1. mcheconi mcheconi, 5 months ago
      What a great find, congrats! The amphora has what looks like a Greek decoration with these little spirals or waves. Very nice.
    2. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Many thanks, mcheconi!
    3. carmenisacat carmenisacat, 5 months ago
      Beautiful.
    4. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Thanks also, carmenisacat!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 months ago
      Now, that is a very unique vase. Nice find!!
    6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 months ago
      splendid
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
      Congratulations. I am stoked for you !!!!!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
      The moulding on this piece is just AMAZING !!!!!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
      What is the significance of the ‘No 11’, I wonder ???
    10. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 5 months ago
      There were no more glass ones left in Aussie so you had to start chasing porcelain ones??!! :)
    11. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Many thanks, Scott!
    12. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Thanks also, kivatinitz!
    13. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Thanks so much, Kevin!
      I'm still amazed by the fact I scored this...the seller knew what it was, & even had a print out of the registration details...but also had a low price on it, go figure...
      That neatly painted No 11 intrigues me, too...these vases seem to have been made with a variety of painted decorations, so maybe it refers to which decor it has? Just my guess, anyway.
    14. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      LOL Bernard, I had no intentions of getting any more hand vases, glass or porcelain, but this was too good to resist. I don't feel so bad because I did sell several hand vases earlier in the year...
    15. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 months ago
      Wowser! Really love this one!
    16. IronLace IronLace, 5 months ago
      Many thanks, vintagelamp!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.