Chelsea Coloured Teaplant Moulded Sugar Box and Cover

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An Extremely Important Chelsea Sugar Bowl and Cover, the circular eight lobed form moulded in very crisp relief with flowering ‘teaplants’, beautifully coloured in tones of pink, yellow, iron red and blue, the two toned green leaves with sepia detailing, the slightly domed ogival cover with similar decoration and pointed eight lobed finial.

Circa 1745-49. The Triangle Period.

Height: 5ins. (12.5cms.)

Provenence: English Private Collection.

Illustrated in Elizabeth Adams, ‘Chelsea Porcelain’, p. 37, fig. 3.24. This is to date the only recorded coloured example of a teaplant sugar bowl and cover. The other four examples are all in the white. The Example at Williamsburg, illustrated, John Austin, ‘Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg’, no. 18, page 38. The example at MFA Boston, USA. An example in an American Private collection. And finally the example formerly in the Rous Lench Collection.

 

Item No. 766

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