With its splendid coloring, this dessert dish would find a welcome on any table. It is molded as an oval basket lined with a large lettuce leaf, decorated with a green border and puce veins. It also holds a couple of butterflies and some sort of insect, with strawberries, cherries and other fruit in the center. It is eleven and a half by nine inches. Condition is very good. There are a couple of small rim chips on a leaf tip that have been colored to match, along with some touchups to the puce veins. The Chelsea factory often had to ground the footrims on their pieces flat, because the glaze tended to run down during the firing and make the bottom uneven. Here the underside shows the three points where the dish was supported in the kiln. The glaze has crazed where it is thickest, also typical of Chelsea, and the projecting end of the stalk handle has been neatly reattached.


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ITEM ID
C137
TYPE
Porcelain
AGE
18th Century
PURPOSE
Dishes, Baskets
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Laureate Antiques

18th Century Chelsea Porcelain Leaf-Shaped Basketwork Dessert Dish c.1760.

$1,150

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