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Title

Tea bowl and saucer

circa 1752-circa 1753

Artist

Chelsea

England

1744 - 1769

Alternate image of Tea bowl and saucer by Chelsea
Alternate image of Tea bowl and saucer by Chelsea
Alternate image of Tea bowl and saucer by Chelsea
  • Details

    Date
    circa 1752-circa 1753
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    soft-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    Teabowl 7.3 x 7.9 cm max width; saucer 3.3 x 14.5 cm max width :

    a - tea bowl, 7.3 x 7.9 cm

    b - saucer, 3.3 x 14.5 cm

    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2010.206.a-b
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Chelsea

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The painting is attributable to Jefferyes Hamett O’Neale. The scenes are based on illustrations in Francis Barlow’s 1687 edition of Aesop’s fables. In the ‘Lion and the mouse’, the mouse, whose life the lion has spared, returns the favour by releasing the lion from a trap (moral: no one is too weak to do good). In the ‘Ringdove and the fowler’, the fowler aims his arrow at a ringdove, but at that moment is bitten by a viper (moral: men often fall into the trap which they set for others).

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