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An image of Goat and bee jug by Chelsea

Chelsea

(England 1744 – 1769)

Title
Goat and bee jug
Year
circa 1745-circa 1749
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

11.0 x 7.8 x 5.0 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.203
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Jugs of this design, incorporating two seated goats and a bee, are among the earliest products of the Chelsea factory. An example in the British Museum is dated 1745. The design is probably based on a silver prototype though no genuine example in silver is known.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 54 (colour illus.). cat.no. 57