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A CHELSEA PORCELAIN CARP TUREEN AND A COVER
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A CHELSEA PORCELAIN CARP TUREEN AND A COVER

CIRCA 1755, IRON-RED ANCHOR MARK TO UNDERSIDE OF COVER

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A CHELSEA PORCELAIN CARP TUREEN AND A COVER
CIRCA 1755, IRON-RED ANCHOR MARK TO UNDERSIDE OF COVER
Naturalistically modeled with yellow and dark purple scales, the base with greenish head and brown pectoral fins, the matched cover with purple head and pectoral fins
16 ½ in. (40.8 cm.) long
Provenance
Acquired from Delomosne & Son, London, October 1959.
Literature
D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, p. 30, no. 2.
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"Two exceeding fine carps and 2 fine dishes to ditto" are listed on the first day of the Catalogue of the Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory sale, offered in the Great Rooms of Mr. Ford in the Haymarket, 10 March 1755, lot 90. See J.C. Austin, Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, 1977, appendix, for a reproduction of this catalogue. A very similar example was sold in the Collection of John T. Dorrance, Jr., Sotheby's, New York, 20-21 October 1989, lot 238.

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