Very Rare 18th Century Chelsea Porcelain Spoon Tray

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Price: £1,850.00

Description

An exceptionally rare Chelsea spoon tray

of silver-shape, with indented shell-fluting, hand painted in the Vincennes style with scattered clusters and sprigs of brightly enamelled flowers with a wasp and a dragonfly in flight, all within a red line rim

Three spur marks to the base

Circa 1752-1754

Wonderful moons evident over the whole of the piece

Length  18.25 cm   Depth  14 cm

This shape derives from a silver original by Nicholas Sprimont, proprietor of the Chelsea factory

The Chelsea factory sale catalogues of 1755 and 1756 reveals that most Chelsea tea services comprised eight teacups and saucers, eight coffee cups (sometimes with their own saucers), a teapot and stand, sucrier, jug, slop basin and a plate. Spoon trays are only occasionally mentioned and examples are extremely rare.

A slightly later red anchor period Chelsea spoon tray sold at Bonhams in May 2015 and a similar example to that one is illustrated by John C Austin, Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg (1977), fig.74, p.84

See the link below

Bonhams Sale 22840

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