This shape is known as a “Chelsea ewer” because it echoes a shape made by the Chelsea porcelain factory in London. Other manufacturers copied the form, and this example comes from the Pennington factory in Liverpool. Their version has a complicated and perhaps overdone rococo handle, and molded acanthus leaves rising from the base. I wonder if putting different painted designs on opposite sides was intentional or if the painter forgot what he’d already painted on the first side. The sides don’t quite seem to be a match, do they? Only three inches tall. Apart from a tiny and well-repaired spout chip near the spout (see the photo), it is in excellent condition.
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