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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 238

    A CHELSEA PORCELAIN PART TEA-SERVICE

    CIRCA 1750-52, RAISED ANCHOR MARK TO TWO TEABOWLS

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    A CHELSEA PORCELAIN PART TEA-SERVICE
    CIRCA 1750-52, RAISED ANCHOR MARK TO TWO TEABOWLS
    Painted with vignettes of travellers in wooded river landscapes, among scattered sprigs, comprising: a teapot and cover (minute chip to tip of spout); a cream-ewer (hairline crack across one lobe of rim); six teabowls and seven saucers (one teabowl with minute chipping to rim, one saucer with rim chip, one with hairline crack, two with slight wear to enamels) (8)


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    Each teabowl and each saucer of the present service share a common print source and are inspired by Meissen porcelain. The decorator has varied each scene slightly but the overall similarities of each element proves that this service is a rare, almost intact survivor from the period. See F. Severne Mackenna, Chelsea Porcelain, The Triangle and Raised Anchor Wares (London, 1948), pl. 49, no. 98.

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