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Title

Tea bowl and saucer

circa 1755

Artist

Chelsea

England

1744 - 1769

Alternate image of Tea bowl and saucer by Chelsea
Alternate image of Tea bowl and saucer by Chelsea
  • 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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2010.205.a-b
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Chelsea

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    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.

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