Important Pair of Chelsea Partridge Tureens and Covers together with their Stand

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An Important Pair of Chelsea Partridge Tureens and Covers together with their Stand, each partridge modelled seated on a nest, the lower part of the tureen moulded in crisp low relief, with basket weave beneath applied sieved clay decoration and feathers, the cock and the hen bird each looking to one side, painted in tones of brown, yellow red and black. The simulated basket weave stand moulded in relief with ears of corn, stalks and feathers strewn across the dish, with a brown line edge.

Circa 1755

Marks:
Red anchor marks and numerals to the inside of each bird.

Provenance
The Paul and Helga Riley Collection.

See Chelsea Sale Catalogue of 1755, a second day’s sale, Tuesday March 11th, lot 75.  ‘Two very fine Partridges and a dish for ditto, finely ornamented’ and the following lot. 76.  ‘Two ditto’.  The dish is an extremely rare survival with only three other examples currently recorded, all in Private English Collections.

Dimensions

Length of tureen: 5 ½ ins. (14 cms.)
Length of Stand: 11 ¾ ins. (30 cms.)

Item No. 1107

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