A Pair of 18th Century "Chelsea" Porcelain Salts with "Gold Anchor Mark"

Ref: 10766
£145
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Offered for sale is a small pair of 18th Century, Chelsea porcelain salts supported by a recumbent lady & gentleman, both bear the gold anchor mark suggesting a date of manufacture to be 1756–1769. Chelsea porcelain is the porcelain made by the Chelsea porcelain manufactory, the first important porcelain manufactory in England, established around 1743–45, and operating independently until 1770, when it was merged with Derby porcelain. It made soft paste porcelain throughout its history, though there were several changes in the "body" material and glaze used. Its wares were aimed at a luxury market, and its site in Chelsea, London, was close to the fashionable Ranelagh Gardens pleasure ground, opened in 1742. The first known wares are the "goat and bee" cream jugs with seated goats at the base, some examples of which are incised with "Chelsea", "1745" and a triangle. The entrepreneurial director, at least from 1750, was Nicholas Sprimont, a Huguenot silversmith in Soho, but few private documents survive to aid a picture of the factory's history. Early tableware's, being produced in profusion by 1750, depend on Meissen porcelain models and on silverware prototypes, such as salt cellars in the form of realistic shells.
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Height:
50 mm
Width:
80 mm
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Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or signs of restoration
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Free delivery included to UK Mainland & NI. EU Delivery £20. USA & Worldwide Delivery £35.
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