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Happy Saturday! In a world in turmoil and difficulty, let's focus on some beauty - as beauty always gives us strength and that can only help in these chaotic times. Today I am showing another beautiful Asian-inspired item: a little coffee cup and saucer made by Worcester in about 1770.

When I say "made by Worcester" that is relative; this cup and saucer were potted by the Worcester Porcelain Company and then painted in the decoration studio of James Giles, an incredibly talented decorator in London who decorated many wares for several factories and did many items for Worcester. The way we know it is by James Giles is the mark on the saucer: a fake Meissen mark that was applied under the glaze by Worcester before the items were sent off to the Giles studio. ⁠ ⁠