Chelsea Model of a Finch perched in a tree

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Chelsea Model of a Finch perched in a tree

Chelsea Model of a Finch perched in a tree

 

An extremely rare and highly important Early Chelsea Model of a Finch perched on a branch, of the Incised Triangle Period, modelled perched on an Oak tree amongst oak leaves and trailing branches, the feathers beautifully crafted with careful details, the head with an alert expression.

Height: 7 ½ ins. (19cms.)

Provenance:  Formerly Thomas Burn, the Rous Lench Collection, Worcestershire.

Exhibited:  Chelsea China Exhibition, Royal Hospital Chelsea, 1951, no. 22

Literature:  Frank Tilley, ‘The Clue of the Oak Leaf: Its place in Identifying Unrecorded Triangle Period Chelsea’, Antique Collector, January-February 1950, pp. 13-15 and Arthur Lane and Robert Charleston ‘Girl in a Swing Porcelain and Chelsea’, E.C.C. Trans, vol. 5, pt.3, pp.119 and 120.

Item No. 1236

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