A Royal Worcester Crown ware part Dinner Service designed by Scottie Wilson, circa 1960.
with typical stylised black print bird decoration on a terracotta ground, printed factory marks and facsimile signature, comprising a par of tureens and covers, a pair of butter tubs or preserve dishes, covers and stands, an oval platter, six dinner plates, six dessert plates and six soup bowls (23)
Purchased by the vendor circa 1963.
Royal Worcester commissioned Scottie Wilson to design table ware in the very early 1960's. It was produced in tea, coffee and dinnerware ranges in three colourways, black printed on either a terracotta, grey or white ground and Wilson based his design on the totem images of native American Indians which he had seen when he was resident in Canada prior the second world war. Unfortunately the pattern was a not a commercial success and it was discontinued in 1965 as it was perhaps a little too expensive for its target market although it was wildly admired in artistic circles of the day.