A Rare Chelsea Asparagus Box and Cover

A rare Chelsea Asparagus Box and Cover

A rare Chelsea Asparagus Box and Cover, the elegantly slip cast form moulded as a bunch of pale cut asparagus tips, cut ends and side shoots tinged with puce carmine and very pale green, tied over the top with brown painted rataffia, the cover with rising sprigs of asparagus being half of the bunch.

Circa 1755

Marks:
The base with red anchor mark numeral 13 to the interior of the cover

Dimensions
Length: 7 ins (18 cms)

Item No. 1518

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