6th December 2014 9:00 GMT/BST

An American Collector

 
Lot 11
 

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A Chelsea Porcelain Teapot and Cover, circa 1755, of baluster form painted with insects, within...

A Chelsea Porcelain Teapot and Cover, circa 1755, of baluster form painted with insects, within a brown line border, red anchor mark, 15cm high

Whilst insects regularly form part of the decoration on Chelsea porcelain, often to disguise firing blemishes, it is relatively unusual to find them being used as the only decoration

For a teapot and stand with similar decoration see Adams (Elizabeth) Chelsea Porcelain, pg.115, figs.8.27 and 8.28

Sold for £1,600
Estimated at £200 - £300


 

The spout has been broken off near the body of the pot and has been in three pieces, reglued and very small area filled otherwise it is complete. Feint hairline approximately 6cm long from rim near spout, small chips to flower finial. Crazing area approximately 9cm by 9cm below spout, smaller areas of crazing between handle terminals, on rim of cover and to the side by applied flower terminal, 1cm hairline crack to cover rim

Auction: An American Collector, 6th December 2014

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