A marvellous 1870s period porcelain wall bracket by English maker Royal Worcester. The porcelain bracket has a rich turquoise ground which has been softened with a matte 'rust' glaze to the Buddhistic lion head and features small highlights of gold gilding. The bracket is English and dates to the Aesthetic Period which was at its height in the 1870s. The Aesthetic movement was a rejection of typical Victorian taste and implemented a far more advanced and stylised sense of aesthetics. The artists and designers of the movement were often inspired by the Orient and as you can see in this piece, a Buddhistic lion is the main element of the object. In beautiful condition with some minor fine crazing, commensurate with age, and a couple of very small 'flea bites' to the porcelain.
Measures - 23cm wide x 19cm high x 20cm deep