Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, factory, England, Middlesex, Chelsea
This forms part of the 'tea-plant' series of Chelsea triangle wares, which comprised coffee pots, beakers, sugar boxes, and saucers but, paradoxically, not teapot or teabowls have been recorded. Examplesa are known in the white, and with coloured decoration, and were almost certainly inspired by a silver prototype. Marked variations in npainting and palette can be seen in tea-plant wares.
circa 1745 circa 1749
mid 18th Century; George II; Triangle Period
Soft-paste porcelain milk or cream jug, moulded, glazed and decorated with branches of tea plant, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels.
Soft-paste porcelain milk or cream jug, moulded, and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, and puce enamels. The lobed baluster-shaped body stands on a waisted lobed foot, and is moulded with spiralling branches of coloured tea plant. The bifurcated handle issues from an acanthus-moulded cartouche, and has two acanthus terminals.
glazing (coating); whole
painting overglaze; decoration; in blue, green, yellow, red, and puce enamels
soft-paste porcelain; whole
lead-glaze; whole; presumed lead
enamels; decoration; blue, green, yellow, red, and puce
soft-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed and decorated with branches of tea plant, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels
height, whole, 8.5, cm
length, whole, 7, 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 24.
Given by the National Art Collections Fund as Trustee of the R.S. Cochrane Fund
Object Number: EC.19-1941
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