THE COLLECTION OF PORCELAIN CUTLERY-HANDLES Each fitted with a curved steel blade or two-tined fork joined by a silver ferrule, unless otherwise stated
A CHELSEA WHITE HANDLE

Details
A CHELSEA WHITE HANDLE
Circa 1749-52

Of pistol form and moulded with trailing flowering branches (slight damage beneath ferrule, some staining to raised relief), the steel blade stamped GR/IEF/RIE for Nathanial Jefferys
4in. (10cm.) long
Literature
Tony Stevenson, 'Chelsea, Chelsea-Derby & Derby Knife & Fork Hafts', E.C.C. Transactions, Vol. 14, Pt. I, p. 52, pl. 3b

Lot Essay

Nathaniel Jefferys was Cutler in Ordinary to His Majesty, sworn in at the Board of Green-Cloth on 19 September 1743

Cf. John Austin, Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg, p. 52, no. 32
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