Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, factory, England, Middlesex, Chelsea
circa 1745 circa 1749
mid 18th Century; George II; Triangle Period
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.
glazing (coating); whole
painting overglaze; decoration; in blue, green, yellow, and red enamels
soft-paste porcelain; whole
lead-glaze; whole; presumed lead
enamels; decoration; blue, green, yellow, and red
soft-paste porcelain, moulded, glazed and decorated with flowers, fruits and insects in polychrome onglaze enamels
height, whole, 14, cm
length, whole, 10.5, 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 23.
Given by the National Art Collections Fund as Trustee of the R.S. Cochrane Fund
factory mark; on base; incised underglaze; a triangle; mark used by the factory between c.1745 and 1749
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
Cf. p. 451, no. VIII, a comparable example in the Detroit Institute of Arts (2000.93).
Object Number: EC.18-1941
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