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Title

Tea bowl and saucer

circa 1755


Artist

Chelsea

England

1744 - 1769


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Artist information

Chelsea

Works in the collection

23


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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