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Maker(s) &
Production:

Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, factory, England, Middlesex, Chelsea

Category:

soft-paste porcelain

Name:

milk jug

Other Name:

cream jug

Date:

circa 1745 circa 1749

School/Style:

Rococo

Period(s):

mid 18th Century; George II; Triangle Period

Description(s):

Soft-paste porcelain moulded, glazed and decorated with flowers, fruits and insects in polychrome onglaze enamels.
Soft-paste porcelain moulded, and with applied decoration, painted in red, yellow, green, and blue enamels. The fluted jug is of baluster shape, and stands on a flared foot applied with a wreath of wild strawberries and leaves. The ribbed S-shaped handle has a moulded acanthus leaf terminal at top and bottom. The body is applied with garlands of naturalistically coloured flowers, and is painted with scattered sprays and sprigs, and a butterfly. The rim is banded in brown.

Technique(s):

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

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

soft-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed and decorated with flowers, fruits and insects in polychrome onglaze enamels

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 14, cm
length, whole, 10.5, cm

Acquisition:

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

Provenance:

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 23.

Acquisition Credit:

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

Inscription:

factory mark; on base; incised underglaze; a triangle; mark used by the factory between c.1745 and 1749

Documentation:

Adams, Elizabeth. 1987. Chelsea Porcelain.London: Barrie & Jenkinsp. 39
Cf. p. 39, fig. 4.1, an example in the British Museum

Blunt, Reginald. 1924. The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery.London: G. Blesp. 32
Cf.p. 32, no. 21, illustrated pl. 4, an example then in the Bunford Collection

Mackenna, F. Severne. 1948. Chelsea Porcelain, the Triangle and Raised Anchor Wares.Leigh-on-Sea: F. Lewis Ltdp. 10
Cf. pl. 10, fig. 26, an example without the band of applied strawberries encircling the waisted foot

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. XIc an example from the Wallace Elliot Collection

2007. Recent acquisitions (2000-2006) of European sculpture and decorative arts at The Detroit Institute of Arts.London: Burlington Magazine Publications Ltd
Source Title: Burlington Magazine CXLIX (June-2007) : 449-56
p. 451
Cf. p. 451, no. VIII, a comparable example in the Detroit Institute of Arts (2000.93).

Related Object(s):

EC.16-1941
EC.17-1941
EC.19-1941; milk jug
EC.20-1941

Part Of:

EC.16-20-1941

Accession:

Object Number: EC.18-1941
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 118345; input: 2005-01-26; modified: 2017-01-04)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/118345





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