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Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, factory, England, Middlesex, Chelsea


The flower painting is in a famille-rose palette, but is more reminiscent of that on Kakiemon porcelain from Arita in Japan.


soft-paste porcelain


sauce boat


circa 1745 circa 1749




mid 18th Century; George II


Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, moulded with garlands of fruit and flowers in relief, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels.
Soft-paste porcelain sauceboat, moulded, and painted in yellow, green, blue, pink, and black enamels. The oval sauceboat, of silver shape, has a curved spout and S-Scroll handle. The body is relief-moulded with garlands of fruit and flowers, and stands on a separate moulded flared base with C-scrolls, and alternate putto and goat masks in relief. The interior is painted with a spray of chrysanthemum, and the outside with scattered sprigs and insects. The handle, rim, and foot are outlined in black.


moulding; whole
glazing (coating); whole
painting overglaze; decoration; in blue, green, yellow, pink, and black enamels


soft-paste porcelain; whole
lead-glaze; whole; presumed lead
enamels; decoration; blue, green, yellow, pink, and black


soft-paste porcelain, moulded with garlands of fruit and flowers in relief, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels.


height, whole, 10.6, cm
length, whole, 18.3, cm


given; 1941-06-12; National Art Collections Fund


Dr Bellamy Gardner; sold Sotheby's, 12 June 1941, Catalogue of the celebrated collection of Chelsea Porcelain, English Ceramics, and Enamels. The Property of Dr and Mrs Bellamy Gardner, lot 21

Acquisition Credit:

Given by the National Art Collections Fund as Trustee of the R.S. Cochrane Fund


maker's mark; on base; incised into base under the glaze; a triangle; mark used at Chelsea between about 1745 and 1749


Rackham, Bernard. 1928. Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Ceramics, Catalogue of English Porcelain, Earthenware, Enamels and Glass collected by Charles Schreiber Esq., M.P., and the Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber, and presented to the Museum in 1884, Volume I, Porcelain.London: p. 35
Cf. p. 35, no. 129, illustrated pl. 26, a pair of sauceboats in the Schreiber Collection

Adams, Elizabeth. 1987. Chelsea Porcelain.London: Barrie & Jenkins
Cf. The Williamsburg example, fig. 3.10.

Blunt, Reginald. 1924. The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery.London: G. Bles
Cf. An example then in the Heneage Collection, pl. 4, no. 10, together with a pair of Nicholas Sprimont's silver sauceboats dated 1744/1746, from the Levine Collection

Austin, John C.. 1977. Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg.Williamsburg, Virginia: University Press of Virginiap. 22-3
Ref. The pair in the Heneage Collection in 1924 may be those referred to by Austin, as being in a private collection in North Carolina, in connection with an example at Williamsburg, see pp. 22-23, no. 4, pl. 4.

Glendenning, O.. MacAlister, Donald, Mrs. 1935. Chelsea, The Triangle Wares.London:
Source Title: Transactions of the English Ceramic Circle 1 Part 3 (1935) : 20-36

Cf. pl. XVIId One of the pair in the Schreiber Collection, and pl. XVIIc one from the Claude Heneage Collection, together with pl. XVIIa one of a set of four silver sauceboats and ladles of 1745 by Nicholas Sprimont

Related Object(s):

EC.19-1941; milk jug

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Object Number: EC.16-1941
(Applied Arts)
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