Prized Porcelain: James Giles and Worcester Porcelain

A Worcester Teacup and Saucer by the atelier of James Giles from the Saltram Service Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection James Giles (1718-1780) was an outstanding English porcelain and glass painter who worked for all of the major porcelain manufacturers, including Worcester, Derby, Bow, and Chelsea.  Giles’ father, also James Giles, was a ‘China Painter’ by … Continue reading Prized Porcelain: James Giles and Worcester Porcelain

Flora & Fauna Catalogue Highlight: A Worcester Cup & Saucer with Exotic Birds

Our series highlighting pieces from our recently published Flora & Fauna catalogue continues today.  This extremely rare First Period Worcester coffee cup and saucer features exotic birds and comes from the atelier James Giles.  Each piece is decorated with a central image of colourful exotic birds in a landscape. James Giles and his workshop are often associated with … Continue reading Flora & Fauna Catalogue Highlight: A Worcester Cup & Saucer with Exotic Birds

Exhibition Spotlight: A Worcester Cup and Saucer by James Giles from Saltram

We continue our series highlighting pieces from our exhibition Great Provenances: Exceptional Antiques from Notable Collections with an extremely rare Worcester teacup and saucer from the atelier of James Giles. The teacup and saucer are superbly painted in green monochrome on a pure white ground, with figures in classical landscapes, a gilt dentil border, a solid … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: A Worcester Cup and Saucer by James Giles from Saltram