Rare Chelsea Lobed Beaker Of Flared Form

A rare Chelsea Lobed Beaker of flared form, beautifully decorated in the Kakiemon style with the ‘Red Tiger’ pattern, showing a red tiger chasing insects in flight beside a spray of flowering bamboo which issues from a series of holed rocks beside several branches of flowering prunus, the interior with a sprig, the flared rim with brown line rim.

Illustrated Dr. F. Severne Mackenna, Chelsea Porcelain, ‘The Triangle and Raised Anchor Wares’, pl. 10. No. 25. There are just three of these beakers bearing this pattern recorded.

Provenance: The Paul and Helga Riley Collection.

Circa 1745-49

Dimensions:  Height: 2¾ ins. (7cms.)

 

Stock No. 795

 

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