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An image of Tea bowl and saucer by Chelsea

Chelsea

(England 1744 – 1769)

Title
Tea bowl and saucer
Year
circa 1755
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

Tea bowl 5.5 x 7.4 cm diam; saucer 2.9 x 11.8 cm diam:

a - tea bowl; 5.5 x 7.4 cm

b - saucer; 2.9 x 11.8 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.205.a-b
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Bold floral decoration in the style of botanical illustrations appears on Chelsea porcelain from c1755 and is often described as ‘of Hans Sloane type’. Besides bequeathing the collection which formed the core of the British Museum on its foundation in 1753, Sloane was also a physician and botanist who provided the land on which the Chelsea Physic Garden was laid out in the 1720s.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 2 (colour illus., detail), 56 (colour illus.). cat.no. 63