This is a fantastic opportunity to own a rare Liverpool porcelain dolphin ewer cream boat that was produced circa 1770, Chipendale period. This small blue and white cream boat features a decorative Lamprey handle often referred as a biting snake handle with molded shell and entwined dolphins beneath the spout.
Measuring: 4 1/8” (10.5 cm) by 2.75” (7 cm). Height 3 7/8” (10 cm).
This item is in good condition for its vast 246 year age. There is natural crazing throughout, a small 1/8” hairline to the rim and a hairline that runs the diameter of the handle; there is the tiniest bit of old restorers paste applied to the edge of the handle less than 1/8” (very minor). There is some old restorers paste that has been applied to the foot rim in a very fine layer; there are two chips to the bottom outer foot rim.
A delight to own an item of porcelain that was produced at the same time as the Sons of Liberty were in active operation and of course the Boston Massacre.......definitely touching the past!!
Merry Christmas. We are open for purchases but DO NOT ship purchases until WC January 3 2018.
Please feel free to shop but note that purchases will ship AFTER the Christmas holiday period.