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Beaker

1745-1749
Origin: England, Middlesex, Chelsea
H: 3"; Dia: 2 5/8"
Porcelain, Soft-paste
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1962-62
Molded, soft-paste porcelain beaker with a trimmed, circular foot. The molded rim has eight lobes. The decoration in relief resembles a tea-plant. There are four branches with leaves and flowers. The branches start at the base and spiral counter clockwise, terminating at the rim of the beaker. The leaves have been contoured in black and hand-painted with green, blue, purple, and yellow enamels. The flowers are hand-painted in various colored enamels, including blue, red, orange, and yellow. There are two small clusters of flowers on the inside rim. On the inside of the beaker at the bottom, there is a hand-painted fruit and probably a branch, now faded. There is a line of brown on the rim.
Label:The flowers, branches, and leaves on this beaker are picked out in brilliant enamel colors and are outlined in black; fruit and leaves are painted on the interior bottom. Flowers have been added on the inside rim to hide fire cracks. Another beaker in the CWF collection (accession 1962-61) does not have the flowers on the interior rim.
Provenance:Ex Coll: Wallace Elliott, Chobham, Surrey; M.G. Kaufman
Mark(s):None
Inscription(s):None